Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. Psalm 103:1-5
Bless the Lord. The command to bless and praise God is given often throughout the Psalms. The author gives us several reasons to bless the Lord in this passage. Let us examine three.
1) We should bless the Lord because He has forgiven us. God offers pardon full and free through the Lord Jesus. One of the great benefits of Christ is His forgiveness. May we bless His holy name.
2) We ought to bless the Lord because He has redeemed us. We were separated from God and a slave to our sins and appetites. Jesus redeemed us and set us free to live in a way that honors and pleases God. We are no longer slaves to our sin, fear, and passions. As a result, may we lift high the name of Jesus.
3) We need to bless the Lord because He satisfies us. Jesus gives true satisfaction that lasts. We find true contentment in Christ. That doesn’t meant that life will be perfect or trouble free. It does mean that the contentment we have in Jesus will sustain us, help us, and guard us during the difficult times. When you have Jesus, what more do you need?
Bless the Lord, people of God. Bless His name for His forgiveness, His redemption, and His satisfaction. He is worthy!