10,000 Reasons Part 3

Psalms 103:6-14

The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. 7 He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.  8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  9 He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. 10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.  11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.  13 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.  14 For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

  1. God at Work
    1. (V6) The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
    2. Romans 12:17-21 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.  19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.  20 Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.”  21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. 
  2. He Makes Known
    1. (V7)  He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.
    2. Romans 11:33 Oh, how great are God's riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! 
  3. Forever but Not Forever
    1. (V8-9) The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9 He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. 
    2. Genesis 21:33 ‘Everlasting God’ 
  4. Deal With It
    1. (V10) He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 
  5. Far and Wide
    1. (V11-12) For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. 
    2. Psalms 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
    3. Romans 8:38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love.
  6. Good Good Father
    1. (v13) As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. 
    2. 2 Corinthians 1:20 For all of God's promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding "Yes!" And through Christ, our "Amen" (which means "Yes") ascends to God for his glory.
  7. Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust
    1. (V14) For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
    2. Genesis 3:19 …For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.