Almost as if it were a preamble, Psalm 103: 1-2 concentrates on the benefactor. This way, it assures the believer that whatever benefits which are to follow can be counted upon because of the divinity,
Why would anyone have to be reminded not to forget all of the Lord’s benefits? Could it be that we have become so accustomed to them that we take them for granted? Or, that we
We could very easily take all day to bless His holy nature. By nature, He is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, omni-beneficent. By nature, He is gracious, loving and kind. By nature, He is real, righteous and
“A city on the northeast of the marshy plain of el-Huleh, 120” “miles north of Jerusalem, and 20 miles north of the Sea of” “Galilee, at the “upper source” of the Jordan, and near the base” of Mount Hermon. It is mentioned in Matt. 16:13 and Mark 8:27 as the northern limit of our Lord’s public ministry. According to “some its original name was Baal-Gad (Josh. 11:17), or” “Baal-Hermon (Judg. 3:3; 1 Chr. 5:23), when it was a Canaanite” “sanctuary of Baal. It was afterwards called Panium or Paneas,” from a deep cavern full of water near the town. This name was given to the cavern by the Greeks of the Macedonian kingdom of “Antioch because of its likeness to the grottos of Greece, which” were always associated with the worship of their god Pan. Its “modern name is Banias. Here Herod built a temple, which he” dedicated to Augustus Caesar. This town was afterwards enlarged “and embellished by Herod Philip, the tetrarch of Trachonitis, of” “whose territory it formed a part, and was called by him Caesarea” “Philippi, partly after his own name, and partly after that of” the emperor Tiberius Caesar. It is thus distinguished from the Caesarea of Palestine.
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