March 27, Reading 2 – Psalm 103

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SAA Notes

Countless generations have learnt this psalm by heart. It’s truths both comfort and challenge. It ends with the glorious truth that I have to rely on Him myself!

SJA Notes

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!”

This is a well-known psalm and for good reason!

We are called at the start and the end of the psalm to BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL.

Here is the psalmist transfixed with a high purpose, one that we are to have. Though the reality of our days like grass is clear, we are to be gripped with the sight of the Lord!

“But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him.”

Here is a truth to hold onto, to grasp hold of.

God’s love is so incomprehensibly vast that the psalmist puts the word “everlasting” at the two ends of a spectrum we cannot fully understand.

But we can understand that God’s love IS THAT BIG.

And His love is for us.

This is what we can tell to those around us. This steadfast love. This faithfulness without end.

This is the love of a heavenly Father showing compassion to His children.

God’s love provides meaning to the lost, to the lonely, to those desperately seeking meaning.

Because we are like grass.

Because God’s love is an eternal and true reality, high as the heavens above the earth.

Bless the Lord, O my soul!

* God Above,

You are worth of all praise – Bless Your Name!

Please help us to point people to You, to Your love, through our words, deeds and thoughts Lord God.

Please help us to show Jesus to those around us, today and onwards.

Amen.

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