Sunday, July 31, 2022

Bless The Lord

 Temple Baptist Church - 7-31-2022

Psalm 103




A.  Psalm 103 is one of the great Psalms of Praise.  From the beginning of our salvation experience all the way to our going home to be with our Lord, God cares for His children!


B.  Oft times, we tend to look at the bad things of life and ignore the blessings. 


1 Thessalonians 5:18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.


C.  God has made our lives so easy and comfortable today.  We are so blessed to live in this great nation!  We can say in a good way, “I have need of nothing!”  God has been so good to everyone but especially to those of us who are saved.


D.  Is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord!  Psalms 92:1  A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:


E.  Notice that the Psalmist writes that thanksgiving begins within:  “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” 


F.  True gratitude verses gratitude. 


1.  I have no doubt this evening that we are a grateful people.  The economy is not good as inflation is rising to record highs while salaries remain, for the most part, constant.  Especially those who are on fixed incomes and Social Security.  Yet, we are all doing well or so it seems.


2.  Are we grateful with all that is within us?  “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.”  I THANK GOD TONIGHT FOR ALL HIS BENEFITS!


G.  Bless the LORD!


1.  Bless the LORD for forgiveness – vs. 3, 12


2.  Bless the LORD for good health – vs. 3


3.  Bless the LORD for Divine protection – vs. 4


4.  Bless the LORD for His loving kindness – vs. 4


5.  Bless the LORD for bountiful provision – vs. 5


6.  Bless the LORD for Divine intervention – vs. 6-7


7.  Bless the LORD for His mercy – 8-17


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