Bless the Lord, O my soul

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From Psalm 103:1-2 in the Amplified Bible comes the Verse of the Day for December 27, 2016. In reflecting upon this magnificent psalm, let us widen our focus to the first six verses:

Psalm 103:1-6 (AMP):

Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name.

Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And do not forget any of His benefits;

Who forgives all your sins,
Who heals all your diseases;

Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you [lavishly] with lovingkindness and tender mercy;

Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.


The Lord executes righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.

The joyous words of the Psalmist encourage each believer not to forget the blessings and benefits that God has bestowed upon us. He goes on to celebrate the glorious attributes of God, who forgives, redeems, satisfies, and executes righteousness and justice.

As we come to the close of another year and prepare our hearts for the blessings as well as the challenges God has in store in the coming year, let us not forget all His benefits but remember just how good God has been over the course of our lives but especially over the past year.

Psalm 103:1-6 is set to music as a Christian Worship and Scripture song by Esther Mui:

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3 Responses to “Bless the Lord, O my soul”

  1. joseph elon lillie Says:

    Amen. Looking back with gratitude is the necessary foundation for moving forward into blessing.

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