"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me,
bless his holy name." ~Psalm 103:1
Bless The Lord
Oh my soul, thank the Lord
For all He gives to me;
He forgives all of my sins
And heals all my disease.
Thank you Lord,
I'll praise you Lord,
For all eternity!
Thank you, Lord, you crown my soul
With love and You redeemed
My life with Jesus' precious blood;
You saved and set me free.
Oh thank You, Lord, for loving me
Oh bless the Lord, my soul!
You gave to me eternal life,
I'll praise You evermore!
Bless The Lord
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THE IMPORTANCE OF GOD'S WORD
The prayer song "Bless The Lord" was inspired by Psalm 103, a psalm that King David wrote.
It's one of my favorite Psalms. Some of my favorite verses from this psalm are beautiful promises from God that have been etched in the minds of believers for thousands of years~ ever since David first penned the words:
Psalm 103:11-12, 17 (ERV)
"God's love for His followers is as high above us as heaven is above the earth.
And He has taken our sins as far away from us as the east is from the west."
"But the Lord has always loved His followers, and He will continue to love them forever and ever! He will be good to all their descendants..."
These words comfort and encourage me at all times. God asks us to learn the promises in His word and then to hide them in our heart like precious jewels that we would want to protect from thieves. Because there is a thief, Jesus told His followers, whose sole mission is to "steal, kill, and destroy..." (John 10:10) And his target is God's precious children.
Jesus said that the devil is "a liar and the father of lies." (John 8:44) Deciet is the main weapon he uses for stealing God's precious promises from His people. He was successful with our first parents in the Garden of Eden by directly challenging God's word to Adam and Eve. The serpent said to them, "Yea, hath God said?" (Genesis 3:1) Then he lied about God by twisting His word. ( Genesis 3:4-6) He succeeded in stealing Paradise from them through his power of deceit.
God's word says: "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge." ~ Hosea 4:6
Jesus told a parable about a sower who sowed some seed. He said the seed was the word of God. He said the seed will only produce fruit depending upon where it lands.
In Matthew 13:19 Jesus said, "The seed that fell by the path...is like the people who hear the teaching about God’s kingdom but do not understand it. The Evil One comes and takes away what was planted in their hearts."
It is very important that we regularly study and meditate on God's word. "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17)
If we don't hide God's word in our hearts, when trouble comes our way, or any time of suffering or trial, it will be very difficult to maintain our faith or gain any understanding or insight into our experience. We will also become easy targets for false teachings. (Deceptions)
We can never know God's truth unless we study it for ourselves. Jesus gave us this beautiful promise: "But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth." (John 16:13)
As we hide God's word in our hearts our faith will grow. We will grow closer to our Lord Jesus. We will become stronger spiritually. Then, no matter how dark the night, no matter how fierce the storm, we will be able to sing with David who suffered many severe trials, "Bless The Lord, oh my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name..."
Thank You Heavenly Father, for Your measureless love towards us. We would not know You apart from Your word or apart from Your Holy Son Jesus Christ, the living Word of God. Thank You for filling us with Your Holy Spirit who teaches us how to understand Your word and helps us obey You. We love You! In Jesus' name, Amen.