The Psalmist knows the Lord is good. You don’t have to tell him twice. In fact he will help you out with one or two (or twenty) benefits we get from the character and actions of the Lord.
Check those benefits from verse 3 to 19. You can write a book on each individual benefit and still not do justice to the wonder that is our God. Whether it is His outstanding steadfast love, His righteousness, His mercy, His forgiveness, His compassion, His self-revelation, healing our diseases, redeeming us from the pit …
Books and books could be written on each of them, but saving us the hassle, the Psalmist suggests we bless the Lord with all our being. In the light of the benefits we receive, it’s a reasonable response. Even as those benefits are not one offs, but reflect His character ongoing, so our expression of gratitude is an invitation to declare that with our entire being for as long as we live.
That’s a reasonable request when we take a little time to look and reflect on just how good our God is. Just when you think He’s good, He shows He is even better than that.
Think on these things.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden