The Doorpost: Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Ray King

As a father shows compassion to his children, the Lord shows compassion to those who love Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

—Psalm 103:13-14

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His Holy Name.

Psalm 103 reminds us of how great the benefits of the Lord’s compassion are for us—His children. He is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He does not repay us according to our sins but forgives all of them, removing them from us as far as the east is from the west. His steadfast love for us is great, as high as the heavens are above the earth.

He heals all our diseases. He redeems our lives from the pit. He crowns us with steadfast love and mercy. He satisfies us with good so that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 

From the very first sin in Eden, He has remembered what we are made of—that we are dust. He could have destroyed us all, but instead He had compassion on us, sending His only begotten Son to pay for the sins of every one of us who turns to Him, so we could live and know Him.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name.  

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