Praise the Lord – Psalm 103:1-22

Praise the Lord – Psalm 103:1-22

he remembers that we are dust”

This psalm is one of the most beautiful and most-quoted psalms in scripture.  It reminds us to praise God… to not forget all his benefits.  We learn that He redeems us from the pit… and renews our youth like the eagle’s. This is the psalm that tells us that God is slow to anger… and that he removes our sins from us as far as the east is from the west.

The psalm also helps us to know why God is so compassionate with us – He remembers that we are dust.  As the Laura Story song Indescribable says, “You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same.”

While this knowledge should certainly not be considered as license to sin, it is a reminder that when we fear God, He has great love and compassion for us, and His everlasting love is with us.

Mindful of our human frailty
Is the God in whom we trust;
He whose years are everlasting,
He remembers we are dust.