God Doesn't Do Things Half Way
“Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
God can be difficult to comprehend. When we try to think about words to describe Him, we use words like omnipotent (all powerful), omnipresent (everywhere), omniscient (all seeing), and eternal (forever).
In today’s scripture, praise is being given to God. Notice that the word “all” is used. It doesn’t say that he forgives some of your sins, or heals many of your diseases. God does not do things halfway.
God is the creator of all (Colossians 1:16, John 1:3).
He also does not show favoritism in His blessings. We are told that He “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45).
When Christ came into the world, He came for the forgiveness of all sins (Hebrews 9:26), to redeem the whole world (1 John 2:2).
Wherever Jesus traveled in His ministries, He cured every kind of disease and illness (Matthew 9:35).
When Jesus returns on the Last Day, we are told that “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
“Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness” (Psalm 145:3). So, in this Lenten season, as we reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross to die for all of our sins, may we, like David, remember to praise the Lord at all times and in all places.
* Pastor Bill