Meditations from Psalm 103
In Psalm 103 we see David celebrating God’s person and actions. It interesting to think about how David recalls not only God’s character (v8-18), but also God’s actions (2b-7; 19). Here’s some of my meditations after considering this:
If we only possess an awareness of who God is apart from what He has done in time and history, we struggle to accept the reality that God truly exists or cares for us.
If we only possess an awareness of what God has done in time and history apart from his person or character, we struggle to embrace the notion that God cares for us personally or that we can know Him in any real way.
In the gospel we possess both an awareness of what God has done in time and history—He sent His Son Jesus to die for us and reconcile us to Himself—and we learn about God’s character—He is a God of love (John 3:16). This frees our hearts to accept the reality that God actually exists—He worked in time and history—and that He deserves to be known and loved—He has revealed to us who He is and that He is a God of grace and love.