I read Psalm 103 a couple of weeks ago, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. It’s so, SO good! Of course, isn’t that the way the Bible is?
I love how it gets down deep and stays with me. I love that it’s living, breathing and ALIVE! And that the Holy Spirit causes me to think about it, to dwell on it, and in doing so, brings about change in me. The first 12 verses are the ones that I keep coming back to:
1 Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The LORD works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us. ~Psalm 103: 1-12
SOOO grateful for a Father who has chosen not to treat me as my sins deserve, but rather that He is slow to anger and abounding in love! That He has removed my sins from me. For good.
Of course it makes me want to praise Him!