SATISFIED WITH GOOD THINGS
Join me in a walk through this five star Psalm.
I wonder what was happening in King David’s dramatic life when he wrote the 103rd Psalm.
From a theological perspective it is brilliant.
Psychologically, David provides wise counsel.
Literary critics find creative genius in the author’s words.
Crowell’s life has been renewed, refreshed, forgiven, and revitalized over and over for the best part of 40 years, as a result of memorizing this Psalm.
David begins with a declaration, “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me.”
Taking eyes off oneself and praising God elevates the soul.
Next, David exhorts us to remember all the blessings the Lord has given us.
Remembering where we came from and clinging to precious memories is so good for us. The beauty of a memory is being able to relive it as often as we wish.
In the next 3 verses, David lays three of God’s promises on us that are game changers:
• Forgives all our sins; heals our diseases.
• Crowns us with compassion; redeems us from the pit.
• Satisfies us with good things.
Early in our marriage, Susie often said, “Let’s make great memories because when we are old all we will have are memories.”
Like gold and silver, the riches in God’s Word must be mined. With joy, dear friends, join me today in mining Psalm 103. We won’t be disappointed.