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Let us Praise the Lord! – 2

Last time we dealt with the first two verses of Ps. 103 and now we will continue with the next next two (verse 3 and 4).

Verse 3: “He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.”              Verse 4: He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.” 

I love the NLT of this Psalm for the one reason that it makes it more personal for me and you.  The Scripture states; “He forgives ALL MY sins and heals ALL My diseases”.  It is such a profound and bold statement that David makes here – although he lived long before the death and resurrection of Christ.  How could he say something like this as he still lived under the Law?  Or did he already understood the grace of God – which will come through Jesus – because we see so many prophetic Psalms flow from his heart and pen.

When we grasp the full extend and context of this simple line that He “forgives all my sins” – and this being a verb –  then we can only return to the first two verses where he also said: ” Let all that I am praise the Lord” (twice).   What else can we do – because we can never repay God for His mercy and grace!   The only way to repay Him is to accept His sacrificial offering on the cross of Golgotha, that His blood redeems us from sin and death, to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and then to serve and praise Him with all that I am.   Yes, He do forgive all our sins and He still do heal all our diseases through faith and in the Name of Jesus Christ!

This word “redeems” also mean that God bought us (with His own blood through Jesus Christ) from  eternal death.   But it does not stop there, because He also crowns me with love and tender mercies.  Basically it means He loves us unconditionally as a Father would love His children.  See the next scripture: 

Joh 1:12 (KJV) “But as many as received him, to them gave he power (right) to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name;”   God gives me and you the power (rights; authority; seal of approval) to become sons of the living God when we believe on His name!  Powerful!   

He crowns us – He covers us from top to bottom with His love, which is so evident for all to see.  Over and above His love, He also deals with us on a daily basis with a tender heart and soft words of guidance.  We just have to listen and respond according to His Word and guidance.  But now when we understand Him and what He has done for us, we respond positively through our service and praise and not because we are forced to do so.

Let all that I am praise Him for He forgives of all my sins!                                                                                                          Let all that I am praise Him for He heals all my diseases!

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Let us praise the Lord!

The Word of God and especially the Psalms, are full of praises for our God, the Creator of all!

It is so sad to see and hear how people would just ignore His existence and the fact that He IS the Creator, the Great I AM!  The scientists are spending millions to find the “God-particle” while God Himself, His fullness is all around them.  You just have to reach out in faith to touch Him and start a relationship with the Savior of all, Jesus Christ.

The other day I was watching a film (a so called futuristic film) and then the one guy talked about prayer and God.  The other one asked what is God?  The first one replied “Oh, that is the one whom you talk to , to do something for you and then disappoints you”.   So sad that the world out there do not recognize the love and power of God!  But, yes the finger points right back to us as the Church that we have not portrayed Christ as we should have.  We have created a “god” who disappoints; who is not in touch with his children; who does not care about our troubles, who is unfaithful, etc.  But the real God and Father of all is quite the opposite.  

I want to start off with Psalm 103 (NLV) and with only the first two verses:

  1. Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name; 
  2. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me.  

There are so many aspects of God to praise and we will come to that as we progress with this blog message, but His name is higher than any other name!   Let us praise His name, whether it is in Hebrew (if you are a Jew); or in English; or Afrikaans; or whatever language you call upon the name of the Lord, because the God that we serve is the God of all people and of all languages.

Lord I praise your name for being God of Creation, for being my God and Savior.  Teach me o Lord to praise you with my whole heart, with all that I am I want to praise and adore you.  Teach me and remind me to never forget the good things you have done for me.  Amen. 




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