Bless the Lord: Part Two (Psalm 103:6-18)
I. Bless the Lord for His many benefits. (Psalm 103:1-5)
II. Bless the Lord for His abounding mercy. (Psalm 103:6-18)
A. “The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.” (Psalm 103:6; Isaiah 1:17; Luke 4:18-19; Matthew 11:28)
B. “He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.” (Psalm 103:7-8; Exodus 34:6-7; 1 John 2:2)
C. “He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.” (Psalm 103:9- 10)
D. “For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:11-12; 1 John 1:9 Micah 7:19).
E. “As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” (Psalm 103:13-14)
F. “As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.” (Psalm 103:15-16; 1 Peter 1:24-25)
G. “But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to such as keep His covenant, and to those who remember His commandments to do them.” (Psalm 103: 17-18; Titus 2:13; Psalm 145:4)
-What aspect of God’s mercy are you most thankful for?
-How will you respond to the Lord’s abounding mercy?
-Who will you extend God’s mercy to this week?