I was listening to the radio a few days ago and this song seemed to leap out of the speakers at me. It’s called 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman. The message behind it is so powerful. The principle is amazing to think about how unending and how great the love of the Lord is. Psalm 103:1-5 (NIV) says this, “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Latter in Psalm 103, the psalmist explains that the Lord is compassionate and gracious toward us. He is slow to anger and abounding in love. His love is so great that for those who honor the Lord and reverence his name; he will remove their sins to a distance greater than the east is from the west. Unlike north and south, these come together eventually and start going the opposite directions. East and west never meet. These directions continue going forever; this is the distance that the Lord throws the sins of a forgiven heart from–forever, never to be remembered again. His love is so great that it surpasses time and the lifespan of a person. His love is from everlasting to everlasting for all those who respect and honor him. It is for those who keep his covenant and obey his commands that his throne has been established over.
What a better king to be over us, who gives us breath, life, and everything good. The Lord is delighted over his children. He wants the best for his children; and, the only thing that he asks in return is a heart of praise to honor him and glorify him. I hope this post blesses your heart and reminds you to sing of the goodness of the Lord forever.
As Peter addressed a crowd of Israelites in Acts 2:38-39, so I address you, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off–for all whom the Lord our God will call.”