Forget Not His Benefits
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, (Psalm 103:2-4 ESV)
This whole passage is glorious, but I’ve been reflecting on being crowned with steadfast love and mercy… God is a good father, and it seems to me that He would not “crown” us unless He had already provided for all our basic needs. Washed clean by His blood, fed by His Word, clothed in His righteousness, crowned by His faithfulness and mercy.
I’m convicted that I have often forgotten this benefit, indeed I even enter prayer without acknowledging any of these glorious truths… Asking for so much, I end up praising for so little. I’m going to spend some serious time this week revisiting “his benefits.” It’s already been a sweet thing for my soul. Thank you Lord!