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
“Or Kittim, a plural form (Gen. 10:4), the name of a branch of” “the descendants of Javan, the “son” of Japheth. Balaam foretold” “(Num. 24:24) “that ships shall come from the coast of Chittim,” “and afflict Eber.” Daniel prophesied (11:30) that the ships of” Chittim would come against the king of the north. It probably “denotes Cyprus, whose ancient capital was called Kition by the” Greeks. “The references elsewhere made to Chittim (Isa. 23:1, 12; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:6) are to be explained on the ground that while “the name originally designated the Phoenicians only, it came” latterly to be used of all the islands and various settlements “on the sea-coasts which they had occupied, and then of the” people who succeeded them when the Phoenician power decayed. Hence it designates generally the islands and coasts of the Mediterranean and the races that inhabit them.
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