Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalms 103:1-2 KJV
We bless the Lord from our heart and soul and ALL that is within us – as an expression of our desire to worship and honor Him with all we have and with all we are. As we bless Him, we should remember all His benefits. Every child of God should know what benefits have been made available to them, but what are those benefits?
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. Psalms 103:3 KJV
Benefit 1: He forgives all of our sin.
Benefit 2: He heals all disease.
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies.
Psalms 103:4 KJV
Benefit 3: He redeems our lives from destruction.
Benefit 4: He crowns us with loving kindness.
Benefit 5: He crowns us with tender mercies.
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalms 103:5 KJV
Benefit 6: He meets every need and satisfies us with good things.
Benefit 7: He renews our youth like the eagle’s.
The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. Psalms 103:6 KJV
Benefit 8: He executes justice for all oppression.
He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. Psalms 103:7 KJV
Benefit 9: God gives His children knowledge of His ways.
Benefit 10: He gives His children knowledge of His acts/deeds.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. Psalms 103:8 KJV
Benefit 11: He is merciful and gracious toward us.
Benefit 12: He is patient – longsuffering – slow to anger.
Benefit 13: He is abundant in mercy.
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger forever. Psalms 103:9 KJV
Benefit 14: His reproof is temporary. He brings correction, but He does not continue to harp on it.
Benefit 15: He will not retain His anger forever. His anger will pass. He is slow to anger and quick to forgive.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. Psalms 103:10 KJV
Benefit 16: He deals mercifully with our sins. He is patient with us when we sin.
Benefit 17: By His mercy, He does not give us what we deserve – the punishment. By His grace, He gives us that which we do not deserve – forgiveness and righteousness.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Psalms 103:11 KJV
Benefit 18: He shows infinite mercy to those who respectfully fear and honor Him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psalms 103:12 KJV
Benefit 19: He thoroughly removes our sin – so far – that it will never show up on our account ever again. It will never, ever again be held against us.
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. Psalms 103:13 KJV
Benefit 20: He feels the same way toward us, and treats us the same way, that a loving father would treat his very own children.
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. Psalms 103:14 KJV
Benefit 21: He knows all our faults and flaws and He knows all our weaknesses and frailties, and He loves us, even so.
Benefit 22: He is understanding, gentle and kind toward us in spite of our sin and disobedience.
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. 16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. Psalms 103:15-16 KJV
Benefit 23: Even though our lives are short compared to the span of time and eternity, the love of God gives value to every life lived, no matter how long or short.
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children. Psalms 103:17 KJV
Benefit 24: Eternal mercy upon them that fear Him.
Benefit 25: Eternal righteousness unto them that fear Him.
Benefit 26: Eternal righteousness also unto their succeeding generations, as they raise and teach them to fear God.
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. Psalms 103:18 KJV
Benefit 27: He bestows the blessing of righteousness to covenant keepers.
Benefit 28: He bestows the blessing of righteousness upon the obedient.
The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Psalms 103:19 KJV
Benefit 29: A dependable, eternal throne of grace and a God who rules over all.
Benefit 30: We have membership in the kingdom of God.
Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. 21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. 22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul. Psalms 103:20-22 KJV