Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul
In the 103rd Psalm David cries out to the Lord in thanksgiving for all the blessings and benefits he has received of not only His soul, but of His whole being body, mind, emotions, will, and personality. His words of praise and thanks display how much he realizes the Lord’s great love shown to him and the people of God throughout the generations. The Lord alone is to be honored by all things in heaven and on earth. Why? For He is a great and mighty God and King above all gods!
Do we as children of the Heavenly Father acknowledge the majestic and awesome personhood of the Lord in ways which are truly befitting of who He is? David, a man after God’s own heart, did not let any thing inhibit him from proclaiming the greatest of Lord with all that was in him. It seems as if most Christians today are much more reserved in their expression of thanksgiving and praise to their Creator. Many individuals in our society have a problem expressing their faith emotionally/verbally to others, yet they have very little problem showing great emotional and verbal responses for sports or entertainment experiences.
Holy Scripture so explicitly shows us how the heavens declare the glory of God, the angels sing praises in glory to God, and even the demons cry out in fear recognizing the glory of the Lord. Should not we, who have been redeemed from death and the clutches of the devil and hell be diligent and faithful in singing praises and honor and glory to the one who saved us. If we were to pay homage to the Lord of the Universe night and day, it would still fall far short of what He deserves. But that being the case does not mean we shouldn’t try, right!
Here are the words to a popular song which is quite appropriate for this devotion:
Bless the Lord oh my soul Oh my soul Worship His Holy name Sing like never before Oh my soul I’ll worship Your Holy name
The sun comes up It’s a new day dawning It’s time to sing Your song again Whatever may pass And whatever lies before me Let me be singing When the evening comes
You’re rich in love And You’re slow to anger Your name is great And Your heart is kind For all Your goodness I will keep on singing Ten thousand reasons For my heart to find
And on that day When my strength is failing The end draws near And my time has come Still my soul will Sing Your praise unending Ten thousand years And then forevermore Refrain x2
Amen and Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pastor McCarty