Psalms Chapter 103
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 103 Bible commentary...
An exhortation to bless God for his mercy. (1-5) And to the church and to all men. (6-14) For the constancy of his mercy. (15-18) For the government of the world. (19-22)
1-5 By the pardon of sin, that is taken away which kept good things from us, and we are restored to the favor of God, who bestows good things on us. Think of the provocation; it was sin, and yet pardoned: how many the provocations, yet all pardoned! God is still forgiving, as we are still sinning and repenting. The body finds the melancholy consequences of Adam's offence, it is subject to many infirmities, and the soul also. Christ alone forgives all our sins; it is he alone who heals all our infirmities. And the person who finds his sin cured, has a well-grounded assurance that it is forgiven. When God, by the graces and comforts of his Spirit, recovers his people from their decays, and fills them with new life and joy, which is to them an earnest of eternal life and joy, they may then be said to return to the days of their youth, #Job 33:25|.
6-14 Truly God is good to all: he is in a special manner good to Israel. He has revealed himself and his grace to them. By his ways we may understand his precepts, the ways he requires us to walk in; and his promises and purposes. He always has been full of compassion. How unlike are those to God, who take every occasion to chide, and never know when to cease! What would become of us, if God should deal so with us? The Scripture says a great deal of the mercy of God, and we all have experienced it. The father pities his children that are weak in knowledge, and teaches them; pities them when they are froward, and bears with them; pities them when they are sick, and comforts them; pities them when they are fallen, and helps them to rise; pities them when they have offended, and, upon their submission, forgives them; pities them when wronged, and rights them: thus the Lord pities those that fear him. See why he pities. He considers the frailty of our bodies, and the folly of our souls, how little we can do, how little we can bear; in all which his compassion appears.
15-18 How short is man's life, and uncertain! The flower of the garden is commonly more choice, and will last the longer, for being sheltered by the garden-wall, and the gardener's care; but the flower of the field, to which life is here compared, is not only withering in itself, but exposed to the cold blasts, and liable to be cropt and trod on by the beasts of the field. Such is man. God considers this, and pities him; let him consider it himself. God's mercy is better than life, for it will outlive it. His righteousness, the truth of his promise, shall be unto children's children, who tread in the footsteps of their forefathers' piety. Then shall mercy be preserved to them.
19-22 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 our God. And let the feeling of each redeemed heart be, Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Marie's Psalms Chapter 103 comment on 12/05/2013, 9:01am...
My God is a good God. Psalms 103 just reminds you that he is our everything. We are his children and he loves us so very much and he is continuously a forgiven god because we are not dealt with according to our sins and he is very merciful. All he asks is that we repent and get back up and repeat not.
John Kibuna's Psalms Chapter 103 comment about verse 13 on 12/01/2013, 12:38pm...
The only way to attract God's mercy is obeying Him
MineCraft Boss's Psalms Chapter 103 comment on 11/13/2013, 10:32am...
the verses 1-3 is were the song oh my soul comes from
Jokim's Psalms Chapter 103 comment on 11/08/2013, 5:32pm...
The Beauty of Psalms 103 is that He Careth & He Beareth us in all Situations and he loves us ,He Chastens us in difficulties and on our way he gives his angels charge over us and excelling all this we need to say is from the Verse 8 The Lord is merciful and Gracious,Slow to anger,and pentious in mercy..........May God Bless all Readers
John motubatsi's Psalms Chapter 103 comment on 11/03/2013, 4:07am...
There is something I love about God he never change he will always love us when we put all our trust on him
Salomao's Psalms Chapter 103 comment about verse 8 on 10/17/2013, 6:14am...
God's slow to anger because He loves us.
Felix mulwa's Psalms Chapter 103 comment on 9/01/2013, 4:20am...
Your word in plsams 103 of healing has made a great change in ma life. Thank you Lord for Your word!
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