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
The rights and privileges of a citizen in distinction from a foreigner (Luke 15:15; 19:14; Acts 21:39). Under the Mosaic law “non-Israelites, with the exception of the Moabites and the” “Ammonites and others mentioned in Deut. 23:1-3, were admitted to” the general privileges of citizenship among the Jews (Ex. 12:19; “Lev. 24:22; Num. 15:15; 35:15; Deut. 10:18; 14:29; 16:10, 14).” “The right of citizenship under the Roman government was granted “by the emperor to individuals, and sometimes to provinces, as a” “favour or as a recompense for services rendered to the state, or” “for a sum of money (Acts 22:28). This “freedom” secured” privileges equal to those enjoyed by natives of Rome. Among the most notable of these was the provision that a man could not be “bound or imprisoned without a formal trial (Acts 22:25, 26), or” scourged (16:37). All Roman citizens had the right of appeal to Caesar (25:11).
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