I love the Word of God! I love how you can read a passage you have read a thousand times and God will breathe fresh air on it, bringing it to life for you today!
Last night at Bible study we were studying healing. I myself was healed last December from a wreck I had in 2007. I love learning about what God’s Word says on this powerful, much overlooked issue.
Our leader stared out by reading some verses and giving us more to look up on our own time. The first one was Psalm 103:2,3. Read this out loud if you can slowly, listening to each word you say.
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,..”
I have a couple of questions for you;
Who is he speaking to? Look at the verse again. He is speaking to himself! I am constantly amazed by the confirmation of the Word that I receive. We have learned about the power of our words, and that confessing what the WORD says about us and our situation is the key to success. Look at what I found! David learned this truth as well! He is speaking to his own soul, reminding it who God is, and what God has done for him!
Next question; Does it say God heals some of your diseases? NO! If your Bible does say that, you need a new one. It says, ALL! He forgives ALL mine and your sins, and heals ALL mine and your diseases! ALL! Say that out loud! ALL!
Almost this whole chapter is David speaking to his own soul, encouraging himself in the truths of the Word. Towards the end of the chapter, David speaks to angels, and every work of God telling them to BLESS THE LORD! But I love how he ends the chapter with another command to his soul…
“Bless the LORD, O my soul!”
[Bless the Lord, O My Soul]
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
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,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The LORD works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
his acts to the people of Israel.
The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.
As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.
Bless the LORD, O you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
Bless the LORD, all his hosts,
his ministers, who do his will!
Bless the LORD, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!
(Psalm 103:0-22 ESV)