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

Christian Living

“Be Still,” Yolanda Adams

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,” lV, Psalm 103:19) The Lord Hath Prepared His Throne In The Heavens; And His Kingdom Ruleth Over All.  20) Bless The Lord, Ye His Angels, That Excel In Strength, That Do His Commandments, Hearkening Unto The Voice Of His Word.  21) Bless ye The Lord, All Ye His Hosts, Ye Ministers Of His, That Do His Pleasure.  Daniel 7:9.  22) Bless The Lord, All His Works In All Places Of His Dominion:  Bless The Lord, O My Soul.  

Quest Study Bible – v19, “Who’s really in charge?”  God Is.  At the same time, however, God Gives Us The Free Will To Make Our Own Decisions—for good or bad.  God Created Everything Good (Genesis 1:31) but risked it all to give humankind the capacity to choose between right and wrong.  Because God Entrusted Human Beings With A Choice, Sin Was Able To Get A Foothold (Genesis 3:17-19).  BUT BECAUSE OF JESUS, CREATION ONE DAY WILL BE LIBERATED FROM ITS BONDAGE TO DECAY (Romans 8:21).  

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v19-22, HE WHO MADE ALL, RULES ALL, AND BOTH BY A WORD OF POWER.  He Disposes All Persons And Things To His Own Glory.  There Is A World Of Holy Angels Who Are Ever Praising Him.  Let All His Works Praise Him(!)  Such Would Have Been Our Constant Delight, If We Had Not Been Fallen Creatures.  Such(,) It will(,) in a measure become, If We Are Born Of God.  Such It Will Be For Ever In Heaven; nor can we be perfectly happy till we can take unwearied pleasure In Perfect Obedience To The Will Of God.  And Let The Feeling Of Each Redeemed Heart Be, Bless The Lord, O My Soul.  Amen.   

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