Happy Monday Morning All!
Psalm 103: 3-5 We have so much to be Thankful for!
These verses start out with blessing the Lord, why, because of all the benefits He is about to reveal to us. He has forgiven every iniquity and healed every disease. He has redeemed our life from destruction and then crowned us with loving kindness and tender mercies. He satisfies our mouth with good things, and why does He do all these things? SO That, your youth is renewed like the eagles. (look these verses up in the BLB and study this) How is the eagle renewed?
This verse is book-ended by two very powerful thoughts.
- Don’t forget all His benefits
- You know why the Father has to remind us to “not forget His benefits”? because we do forget. What He has declared needs to stay in the forefront of our minds and our hearts. We allow ourselves to get so distracted by life, but be encouraged, He is our Life!
- Your benefit outcome: “your youth being renewed like the eagles.
- I looked up that phrase “your youth being renewed” in Strong’s, and it means “your early life, young life.” Don’t let the lies that just because you are getting older, that something has to happen to your body, NO, that is not true, that does not agree with what the Father has said over and over in His Eternal Word. We are promised that our latter years to be better than our former ones.
Later in this verse, God reminds us that our sins our far removed (forgiven) vs. 11-12. He then goes on to tell us that the same way a father (pities) has compassion/loves his children, so the Lord has compassion and loves us, and how much more and deeper does He love us, so much so, that He gave Jesus to become sin for us, that we could become His very righteousness in Christ. II Corinthians 5:21
If you work or ever have worked, then you are familiar with every year you have to renew your health benefits. God’s benefits are eternal and were bought for us one-time at the cross through the finished work of Jesus. They are as good now as they were when God first spoke them in Psalms 103.
May your week be filled with His Peace and Assurance that you are loved always and that His outcome for you is only Good!
You are Loved, you are Righteous, and you are His!