Great Benefits

David begins Psalm 103:1-2, with a heart of thanksgiving and praise.  He says, "Praise the Lord, Oh my soul, and all that is within me Praise the Lord."  David was a true worshipper.  He knew that worship was an attitude of the heart expressed.  He knew that he could not keep his love for the Lord quiet.  When he brought back the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, the bible says he danced before the Lord.  When he was rebuke by his wife, he told her that he would even become more undignified.  David knew that praise and worship was one way to release the blessings of God.  David then said, "Praise the Lord, oh my soul and do not forget all the Lord’s benefits."  David was speaking to his inner man and telling it and him to praise the Lord.  David would praise the Lord with his thoughts, emotions and will.  Every thought, word and deed would be God’s.  David was also thinking about some of the benefits of serving the Lord.  Eternal and abundant life are two benefits.  Being called a Son of God.  Having healing and victory in your life.  Walking in love, acceptance and forgiveness.  Growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Having peace that passes all understanding.  Knowing where you are going when you die.  The promise of household salvation are just a few.  So today be like David and praise the Lord with you whole being and do not forget all the benefits of serving the Lord.