Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Psalm 103 - Pure Praise for All

LINK: Psalm 103

BACKGROUND

There are no requests in this psalm, just pure praise for all the Lord's blessings! Traditionally, this Psalm has been connected with David's sin with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11-12). He praised the Lord for forgiving him and redeeming his life from the pit. He told of God's compassion, graciousness, and abundant lovingkindness (ḥesed, "loyal love"). He tells us that our transgressions are removed from us "as high as the heaven are above all the earth" and "as far as the east is from the west" (in other words, infinitely far because east and west can never meet).

APPLICATION and PRAYER

Pray through "Morning Affirmations" and this Psalm, counting your many blessings and praising the LORD!

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