Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases . . . (Ps 103:2-3, emphasis added)
We, as God’s children, mustn’t forget all of the benefits and blessings of our salvation. The verse above mentions two of these blessings: forgiveness and healing. These are supernatural benefits of our salvation.
This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life. (Ps 119:50, 52) The Word of God gives us life—life in every facet and dimension of our lives. He is the one who actually upholds and sustains our lives! (Ps 3:5; 71:6; Isa 46:3b, 4)
There are so many blessings that God pours out upon us, that we can become oblivious and even numb to them! We need to wake up and start noticing what God has done and is doing constantly for us. Look around you and perceive your blessings.
And the covenant that I have made with you, you shall not forget, nor shall you fear other gods. (2 Kgs 17:38) God does not forget the covenant that He made with man. He wants us to remember it, too. Not only that, but He says that He will NEVER forget us! (Isa 49:15) Nor do we ever need to fear other gods or the gods of other people.
So we should find it pretty easy to REMEMBER and to meditate upon the fact that the Lord is:
- Our reward (Gen 15:1)
- Our Rock (Ps 18:2; 31:3; 71:3)
- Our very present help in trouble (Ps 46:1)
- Our open heaven (Joh 1:51)
- Our Comfort (Ps 86:17; 2 Cor 1:3-4)
- Our Deliverer (Ps 18:2; 40:17; 70:5)
- Our Redeemer (Ps 19:14; 78:35; Pro 23:11)
- Our Prince of Peace (Isa 9:6)
The list above is very abbreviated. I could go on and on; and still not cover every blessing that the Lord bestows upon those who love and serve Him. Remember these blessings and be thankful.