“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” Psalm 103:2 KJV
Some of us are good at classifying sin. “I didn’t commit adultery! I didn’t kill! I didn’t steal! I am good!” Who said so? Your goodness came from God’s goodness. If the Lord should take note of our sins, no one would stand. It is the forgiveness you received that makes you stand. It is the goodness of God that leads to repentance, not His anger. His anger is for a moment.
David was an outstanding worshipper who truly appreciated God’s goodness. No wonder he wrote the Psalms to extol God: “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1 KJV).
Why was David always praising and celebrating the goodness of God? He remembered all that the Lord had done on his behalf. He remembered that when Prophet Samuel came to his father’s house to anoint a king, even his parents did not recommend him. No one recommended him. They all abandoned him at the backside of the desert. No one believed in him. They said, “this one is not a king material.” But God overruled on his behalf and chose him. Thus, David never forgot the goodness of God. He was a powerhouse of praise.
In 2 Samuel 6, David brought back the Ark of God into Jerusalem with celebration. He was dancing for joy; not like some Christians who feel too dignified to praise and worship God. So, you put your hands in your pocket and watch others. But King David, with all the royal guards, chose to praise God extravagantly. He said: “why should I be ashamed of God when he is not ashamed of me? I know where he picked me from.”
David didn’t allow his blessings to get into his head. There is no way you will remember all that God has done for you without praising him at all time. This is why the Psalmist says, “forget not all His benefits.” Don’t get so blessed that you are no more humble.
Further Reading: Psalm 103.
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Deuteronomy 32-34; Evening- Mark 15:26-47