12/6/20 – Psalms at Advent – Love

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 5 who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. 7 He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel. 8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9 He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. 10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭103:1-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I. Psalm of Praise
A. Psalm 103 is pure praise from start to finish.
B. It is not just pure praise but all praise.

II. Bless the Lord
A. To bless the Lord means to make soul music.
B. If you need a reason to praise God for something other than who He is, its easy to find.

III. The Benefit of the Lord’s Love
A. We are redeemed and raised from death to life, which makes us the special object of God’s love.
B. We are crowned with the covenant love and compassionate love of God.
C. God’s covenantal love means He loves us because it is His duty. God’s compassion means He loves us because it is His delight.
D. Being beneficiaries of His love means we live the blessed life which is the best life.

IV. The Blessing of the Lord’s Love
A. God’s love for us leads Him to not leave us alone in our sin.
B. God’s love for us is infinite.
C. God’s love for us is a fatherly love for the fragile.
D. God’s love for us is eternal.
E. The love of God has only one boundary, you must belong to Him. (Mathew 5:44-45)

A. It is not enough for everything in us to bless the Lord. We want everything in the universe to bless the Lord.
B. Beloved, you are loved! Bless the Lord, you are loved!

Next Week: Joy Psalm 126