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
“(1.) To cry for help, hence to pray (Gen. 4:26). Thus men are” “said to “call upon the name of the Lord” (Acts 2:21; 7:59; 9:14;” Rom. 10:12; 1 Cor. 1:2). “(2.) God calls with respect to men when he designates them to “some special office (Ex. 31:2; Isa. 22:20; Acts 13:2), and when” he invites them to accept his offered grace (Matt. 9:13; 11:28; 22:4). “In the message of the gospel his call is addressed to all men, “to Jews and Gentiles alike (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15; Rom. 9:24,” 25). But this universal call is not inseparably connected with “salvation, although it leaves all to whom it comes inexcusable” if they reject it (John 3:14-19; Matt. 22:14). “An effectual call is something more than the outward message of “the Word of God to men. It is internal, and is the result of the” enlightening and sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit (John “16:14; Acts 26: 18; John 6:44), effectually drawing men to” “Christ, and disposing and enabling them to receive the truth” (John 6:45; Acts 16:14; Eph. 1:17).
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