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O My Soul

January 24, 2017

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O My Soul

Bless the LORD,  O my soul;  and all that is within me,  bless His holy name.     Psalm 103:1

Here King David is filled  with praise  for the LORD,  and he tells himself  to “get to praising”.      Sometimes we need  to talk to ourselves  the way David does  in this Psalm.

Whether we see something awesome  that God has done  —  or whether we find ourselves  in a time  of not paying enough attention  to God’s love  and faithfulness  in our lives  —  we all need  to instruct ourselves  to direct  all our being  towards our LORD,  Creator,  and Savior.

In Hebrew, the word “bless“  means  to kneel  and bless God  as an act  of adoration  and thank Him abundantly  for all He has done.

When David tells his soul  to bless the LORD,  he’s wanting  his whole heart,  mind,  breath,  person,  and life  to be an act  and expression  of real heart-felt worship.     David is simply  returning love  to the LORD.     Blessing  is loving  in truth  and sincerity.

When a person becomes aware  of God’s work  in every little nook  of our lives,  it is time  to bless the LORD  for watching over us  so lovingly  and tenderly.

David was a person  who was a “man after God’s own heart”.     In other words,  he was a guy  who really paid attention  to God’s love,  faithfulness,  and workings  in all things.     He knew how  to give God  all the credit due  to the LORD.     We also need to be “people after God’s own heart”  and continually realize  just how holy  God is.

God’s whole name  —  His whole being  —  is holy.     That is to say,  God’s whole being  is perfect  and without sin.     Everything about God is pure  and most deserving  of our deepest awe,  reverence,  and adoration.

That is exactly why  we need  to join David  in blessing God  with our whole hearts,  souls,  and being.

As we,  along with David,  keep remembering  to bless our LORD,  we will also proclaim,  “Hallelujah!     The LORD is beyond awesome,  and yet,  He loves us all.”

Love,
Margaret

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

Pray for our country.

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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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