2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. Let all his works praise him. Jehovah is worthy to be praised by us in that highest style of adoration which is intended by the term bless - "All thy works praise thee, O God, but thy saints shall bless thee." (1-5) And to the church and to all men. Enduring Word Bible Commentary Psalm 103 Psalm 103 – Bless the LORD, O My Soul This psalm is simply titled A Psalm of David. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. It needs spurring to its duty, though that duty ought to be its delight. (6-14) For the constancy of his mercy. Psalm 103 Commentary. Memory is very treacherous about the best things; by a strange perversity, engendered by the fall, it treasures up the refuse of the past and permits priceless treasures to lie neglected, it is tenacious of grievances and holds benefits all too loosely. Generic Conception: Psalm 103 is the first of the four praise Psalms that close Book Four, and is specifically focused on praising God for his benefits and mercy to David and the nation Israel. 103:6-14 Truly God is good to all: he is in a special manner good to Israel. "Who forgiveth all thine iniquities." There is a world of holy angels who are ever praising him. Chapter 103 This psalm calls more for devotion than exposition; it is a most excellent psalm of praise, and of general use. By his ways we may understand his precepts, the ways he requires us to walk in; and his promises and purposes. Let others forbear if they can: "Bless the Lord, O my soul." Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 103:1-14, 22 EXEGESIS: SUPERSCRIPTION: “By David” This is one of a number of psalms that include a superscription concerning David. "And forget not all his benefits." It is a shame that we have only one day set aside each year to give thanks to God as a nation. This Psalm teaches us how to praise God. Such is man. The psalmist, I. Stirs up himself and his own soul to praise God for his favour to him in particular (), to the church in general, and to all good men, to whom he is, and will be, just, and kind, and constant (), and for his government of the world (). The Psalm bears the character of quiet tenderness. Had he been very sleepy before? Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Psalm 103. The pardon granted is a present one - forgiveth; it is continual, for he still forgiveth; it is divine, for God gives it; it is far reaching, for it removes all our sins; it takes in omissions as well as commissions, for both of these are in-equities; and it is most effectual, for it is as real as the healing, and the rest of the mercies with which it is placed. Psalm 103 is based on the two elements of the hymn of praise (see Psalm 113 for an example) with calls to praise in verses 1-2a and 20-22 supported by reasons for praise in 2b-4, 6-10, 11-14, 15-18, and 19. In just a few short days we will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Or was he now doubly sensible of the importance, the imperative necessity of adoration? Christ alone forgives all our sins; it is he alone who heals all our infirmities. 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