“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Psalm 103, Bless The Lord, O My Soul,” A Psalm of David, III

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Psalm 103, a Wisdom Psalm attributed to David, is also a Psalm of Praise.  The Poem begins with the psalmist speaking in the singular (v. 1), but then moves to include the community, both Angels and people (vv. 20-22).

“Bless The Lord, O My Soul,” lll, Psalm 103:15) As for man, his days are as grass:  as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.  16) For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.  17) But The Mercy Of The Lord Is From Everlasting To Everlasting Upon Them That Fear Him, And His Righteousness Unto Children’s Children;  Exodus 20:6.  18) To such as Keep His Covenant, and to those that Remember His Commandments To Do Them.  

 Quest Study Bible – v17, 18 “Why does God reward children and grandchildren for something they didn’t do?”  Just as the destructive effects of sin seep into succeeding generations (Jeremiah 32:18), Righteousness Influences Generations To Come In Positive Ways.  Godly people not only provide a healthy, stable environment for their families, They Also Model A Vital Relationship With God And Train Their Children In Righteousness.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v15-18, How short is man’s life, and uncertain!   The flower of the garden is commonly more choice, and will last the longer, for being sheltered by the garden wall, and the gardener’s care; but the flower of the field, to which life is here compared, is not only withering in itself, but exposed to the cold blasts, and liable to be cropt (eaten?) and trod on by the beasts of the field.  Such Is A Man.  God Considers This, And Pities Him; let him consider it himself.  God’s Mercy Is Better Than Life, For It Will Outlive It.  His Righteousness, The Truth Of His Promise, Shall Be Unto Children’s Children, who tread in the footsteps of their forefathers Piety (Reverence).  Then Shall Mercy Be Preserved To Them.


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