2 Praise Yahweh, my soul, and don’t forget all his benefits; 3 who forgives all your sins; who heals all your diseases;
Promise #225: Forgiveness and healing are among My many benefits.
When a person is interviewing for a new job, one of the questions that they would typically ask is "Could you tell me about the benefit package for this job?" Different jobs have different benefits. Health care, dental plans, retirement plans, etc. In this promise, David is worshipping God and reminding himself not to forget all of the many benefits that come as part of the package when we are in relationship with God. In verse 3, David declares two of these benefits... Forgiveness and healing.
It is interesting that David needs to remind himself not to forget all God's benefits. The Lord exhorted the Israelites to not forget all the miraculous things that He had done for them in the past. That is why they created monuments of His goodness and annual feasts... so they would remember and not forget.
In Luke 22:14-20, Jesus shares the passover supper with His disciples and encourages them to remember Him every time they partook of the bread and the wine. It was important to Jesus that His disciples didn't forget the price that He was going to pay for their salvation. For it is in the remembering of Jesus death, burial and resurrection, that we continue to partake of the fullness of His life. My encouragement to you today is to bless the Lord with all your soul and don't forget all the many benefits that we have received in our elder brother, Jesus Christ! Photo by Barry Adams