10,000 Reasons Lesson 3
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 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.
15 As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,
18 to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
19 The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.
He Knows & He Remembers
Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
1 John 3:19-20 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
Memory Affects Expectation
He Remembers We are Dust
So He Gives
Omniscient (All Knowing)
Omnipresent (All Present, both Transcendent and Imminent)
Omnipotent (All Powerful)
Dandelions and Clover
No Amount of Water, Soil, Fertilizer and Plant Food Can Save Them
Well it’s on and on and on on and on...
Salvation is Free, Obedience is Costly
Every Promise has a Price
Are You Willing to Pay the Price?
What Does it Cost?
His Covenant [Exchange of Flesh]
And Remember to do
act of remembrance (communion)
keep in mind (quietly to oneself)
Philippians 2:5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
put a surname on OR allow a surname to be put on
given name (first name - parental choice)
surname (born to)
taken in marriage
given in adoption
precept, statute (law)
judgment or decision, ordinance or sentence
Mark 12:30-31 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Luke 10:28 Do this and you will live! [Jesus]
Deuteronomy 30:19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
The Choice is Yours
Jeremiah 17:5-7 This is what the LORD says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the LORD. 6 They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land. 7 “But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. 8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.