A Message for the Aging and Sick - Psalm 103

Life is brief. Almost suddenly, we have live passed fifty, sixty and seventy years and more. Our bodies tell us that. Psalm 103 put our life in good perspective and offer us comfort and hope for now and evermore. Read and meditate on it and share your thoughts with us too.
Psalm 103 Mind-map with comments:

A Message for the Aging & Sick Ps 103 

  • 1 Of David.
    • Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
  • 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
    • & forget not all his benefits,Counting His Blessings helps our faith in God
      • 3a who forgives all your iniquity,Present tense. God has, is and will continue to do
      • 3b who heals all your diseases,
      • 4a who redeems your life from the pit,
      • 4b who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
      • 5a who satisfies you with good
      • 5b so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.So speak to your body every day. Get renewal.
  • The Lord
    • Deliver the Bullied
      • 6 The LORD works righteousness & justice for all who are oppressed.
    • Revealed His Way
      • 7 He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.His ways are not secretive. They are obvious in the creation - the universe, nature, living things all around us.
    • Is Merciful
      • 8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.Don't run away from God because of your sins, failures, betrayals etc. Run towards Him, He is like the prodigal son's father, waiting for your return with opened arms,
    • Is Forgiving
      • 9 He will not keep his anger forever.His discipline is for our good and is only temporary.
      • 10 He does not repay us according to our sins & iniquities.He did not because we had Jesus who paid for our sins.
    • Is Love
      • 11 His steadfast love is as high as the heavens above the earth.
        • toward those who fear him;Not everyone but those who receive Him will get to taste His love.
      • 12 he remove our transgressions as far as the east is from the west,
    • Is Compassion
      • 13 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion
        • to those who fear him.
  • Man is
    • Dust
      • 14 For he knows our frame;he remembers that we are dust.We need a rebirth by the Holy Spirit with an external new body
    • Brief
      • 15  As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;"Flower" - Man will shine for a while.
      • 16  for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.We will return to dust.
    • So
      • make every moment count
      • Take good care of your health to stay alive longer
      • use now to invest in the eternal future
  • God is
    • Eternally Loving
      • 17 But the steadfast love of the LORD
        • Forever
      • His righteousness to children's childrenHis blessings pass unto the next generation
      • Who?
        • who fear him,
        • 18 who keep his covenant & do his commandments.
    • In Charge
      • 19  The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.So worry not. Cast all your cares upon Him 2Pet5:7 because He cares and He is able.
    • His Angels
      • 20  Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!The Lord commands His angels to great work to bless you too because He loves you.
  • Praise Him
    • 21  Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!His created beings
    • 22 Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion.His created things
    • Bless the LORD, O my soul!And Me too! Especially Me!
  • Take Away
    • Praise God all the time because He is Great & Loving
    • He has, is, and will continue to heal, renew and give us life
    • His love and forgiveness are greater than our sins. So repent and come to Him quickly to receive forgiveness and restoration.
    • Our life is brief. Make it count for God and for external. Know, Fear and Obey God in this life.
    • Praise Him all the time.
Lim Liat (c) 7 Mar 2018

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