Forget None of His Benefits

After opening with the famous “Bless the Lord, O my soul,” Psalm 103:2 then says: “forget none of His benefits.” Forgetting is one of our biggest spiritual problems. Israel was constantly cited for forgetting God, forgetting His blessings, etc. We often do the same.

We forget His presence; forget His blessings; forget what He has done; forget the spiritual emphases He is teaching us; forget our standing/hope/power, etc. This is one of the causes of our discouragement and depression: we forget His benefits. We focus on something we do NOT have, or on some problem, instead. We need to tell our souls, like David did his: “forget none of His benefits.”

Notice the Psalm says that they are “HIS benefits” – the blessings we have come from HIM; they are not incidental!
And it says that we are to forget “NONE” of them. There are many!
Then the next verses detail what some of those blessings are:

— “Who pardons all your iniquities” (:3)
— “Who heals all your diseases” (:3)
— “Who redeems your life from the pit” (:4)
— “Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion” (:4)
— “Who satisfies your years with good things …” (:5)

There are literally countless benefits that God has given us — like the hymn says, “Blessings all mine and ten thousand beside”! It will surely lift your soul to take inventory of the many ways that God has blessed you. Begin with the ones David listed here in these verses, and add to them what God has done personally for you in recent days. Heed Psalm 103’s admonition today, and “forget none of His benefits”!

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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