Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul
Psalm 103
Living in Fear
Understand
the
Nature
of
God
Worried that you might have overlooked
something, so God will condemn you?
Psalm 103 gives us
Strong Evidence
to Trust God
and Remember
His Love!
• God wants us to be saved: that is just
how He is – caring about us! Hebrews
6:9-15 “. . . God is not unjust to forget
your work . . .”
• The world continues: this is a
testament to God’s patience. 2 Peter
3:9 “. . . not willing that any should
perish . . .”
• God’s goal is salvation for every
person. Ezek 18:21-23 “‘Do I have any
pleasure at all that the wicked should
die?’, says the Lord . . .”
David Looked to God and
Found Cause to
Sing in Praise of God
Psalm 103:1
The Benefits God Gives, v 2-5
• Pardons all our iniquities
The Benefits God Gives, v 2-5
• Pardons all our iniquities
1 John 1:9 – “faithful . . . to cleanse us
of all unrighteousness”
The Benefits God Gives, v 2-5
• Pardons all our iniquities
• Heals all our diseases
Our sins damage us
Psalm 38:1-7 “because of my sin . . For
my iniquities”
The Benefits God Gives, v 2-5
• Pardons all our iniquities
• Heals all our diseases – Our sins
damage us
• Redeems your life
God provides a cure!
Psalm 107:17-22, removing the mental
anguish we inflict on ourselves Psalm
147:3 (heals the brokenhearted)
The Benefits God Gives, v 2-5
• Pardons all our iniquities
• Heals all our diseases – Our sins
damage us
• Redeems your life – God provides a
cure!
• Crowns you
With Glory - 1 Pet 5:4
With Life - James 1:12
With Right - 2 Tim 4:8
The Benefits God Gives, v 2-5
• Satisfies you
As we age, we get younger inside
Psalm 92:13-15
Continual energy
Isaiah 40:31
Outward man decays, not inward
2 Cor 4:16
Verses 2-5
David is Overwhelmed by
God’s Goodness, Support,
and Blessings for Him
at all Times
How God Deals with Man,
vs 6-13
• Brings Justice to the Oppressed
Helps the Lowest of His People
Psalm 72:4 – “He will bring justice to the poor
of the people; He will save the children of the
needy”
Psalm 146:7 – “Who executes justice for the
oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry.”
• Teaches us His ways.
No Guessing re: What He Wants
2Pet 1:3 – “. . . given us everything pertaining
to life and godliness”
How God Deals with Man,
vs 6-13
• Compassion, Graciousness, Slow to Anger, Mercy
Isa 57:16 “For I will not contend forever, Nor will I always be
angry; For the spirit would fail before Me, And the souls
which I have made.”
Micah 7:18-19 “Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity and
passing over the transgression of the remnant of His
heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He
delights in mercy. 19 He will again have compassion on us,
And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into
the depths of the sea. “
Giving us less than we deserve to get, or we would not survive
Psalm 130:3 “If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord,
who could stand?” Ezra 9:13 “since You our God have
punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given
us such deliverance as this”
Showing us mercy Eph 2:4-7 “But God Who is rich in mercy . . .
made us alive””
How God Deals with Man,
vs 6-13
• Removing Our Sins from Us
Thoroughly - as far as east from west!
Jeremiah 50:20 - “not found”
Isaiah 43:25 - “not remembered”
1 John 1:7 – “cleanses us from all sin.”
• Treated with compassion as a father
treats his children.
God is willing to spare – Mal 3:17
Verses 6-13,
David Sees God’s Goodness,
His Support, and Kindness
in People’s Lives
The Permanence of God’s Love,
vs 14-19
God knows
the frailty of man.
A Breath that is Gone,
Psa 78:39
Water Spilled on Dry
Ground, 2 Sam
14:14
Wildflowers Faded, Isa
40:6-8
Morning Mist
Evaporated, James
4:14
God’s compassion
is permanent.
Jer 31:3 “The LORD has
appeared to me, saying:
‘Yes, I have loved you with
an everlasting love.’”
Psalm 100:5 – “His Mercy is
everlasting . . . ”
The Permanence of God’s Love,
vs 14-19
• His compassion is given to those who
keep His covenant.
Psalm 25:10 – “All the paths of the LORD
are mercy and truth to such as keep His
covenant and His testimonies.”
1 Thess 4:11b – “you ought to walk and
to please God.”
His reign is permanent and He is in control.
Verses 14-19,
David Knows God is
Supportive, Strong,
and Capable Forever
20
Bless the LORD, you His angels,
Who excel in strength, who do His word,
Heeding the voice of His word.
21 Bless the LORD, all you His hosts,
You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
22 Bless the LORD, all His works,
In all places of His dominion.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!
Put Your Trust in
the God Who Cares for You