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Bless the LORD, O My Soul

February 6, 2016

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Bless the LORD,  O My Soul

Most Christians are familiar with the phrase,  “Bless the LORD,  O my soul”.     That phrase,  or a very similar one, is presented many times  throughout the Bible.     One instance is  Psalm 103:1  by King David,

Bless the LORD,  O my soul,
And all that  is within me,  bless His holy name.

To honestly “bless” means  to make another  truly happy  and glad  —  to praise  and glorify them.

Some people will “bless” another  with mere words  of praise  —  but their actions reveal  that they have absolutely no respect  or love  for that person.     Their blessing is meaningless  and disgustingly repulsive.     Some do that  in church  while singing praises  to the LORD  and glorifying Him  along with the congregation.     Their so-called blessing  is hypocritical  because they do not honestly love  or respect  the LORD.     Their lives  of fighting,  lying,  and cursing  shows that.

King David speaks  of what is  in the very depths  of his soul.     Deep down inside,  David knew  that the LORD alone  had the power  to wash away all  of his sins  —  to create within him  a clean heart  and a right spirit  —  and to give him  an eternal home  in heaven.

That is the description  of eternal salvation.     Our souls  have every reason   to worship  and  “bless the LORD”.     Our whole being needs  to  “bless the LORD”.     In truly blessing  the LORD,  we are realizing  that the LORD  is our Creator,  Redeemer,  Savior,  Father,  King,  Judge,  Shepherd,  Fortress,  Comforter,  and every other name given  to Him  throughout the Bible.

When we realize  the depths  of the truth  of our sinful being  and God’s faithful love  in Christ,  we will honestly,  gladly  and wondrously exclaim,  “Bless the LORD,  O my soul”.

Reveling  in God’s love  for sinners,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your love  is far beyond description!”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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