“Praise the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits:
who forgives all your sins,
who heals all your diseases,
who saves your life from the pit,
who crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things!”
What an enumeration of Divine blessings this is!
Any one of them is worth more than all of earth’s treasures combined!
If we are not forgiven, we must lie forever under the burden of sin – a weight greater than all the Alps! But God forgives, and forgives all our sins – and forgives freely, fully, and forever!
If we are not healed, we must be sick forever – sick with the plague and leprosy of sin! But God heals, and heals all our evils – and heals completely!
If we are not saved from the dangers of this ensnaring world, we can never reach heaven! But God keeps, rescues, and saves our life from all impending destructions!
Earth’s crowns are made of thorns; and at the best, they are only what children call “play-crowns” – for they are only made of leaves that wither, or of gold and gems that will not last. But God crowns His people with crowns of love and compassion, which are real and radiant, and which shall never fade; they shall shine forever, becoming crowns of eternal life and glory in heaven!
This world cannot satisfy our heart’s deepest cravings. Its possessions only make our hunger more intense! But God satisfies the souls of His people and meets all their cravings and hungers – with truly good and eternal realities!
My soul, do not forget all His benefits!
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God bless you and your family, this day and always.
All for our King’s glory,
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This post is another installment of Miller’s Monday Musings, a weekly series that is published every Monday on my website. The series features selected writings that have been adapted from the works of James Russell Miller (1840-1912), a much-beloved Christian author and pastor who is well-remembered for his practical thoughts on Christian home and family life. Learn more about this weekly series by clicking here.