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Recuerda por qué razones debemos alabar a Dios - Salmo 103-1-5

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Recuerda por qué razones alabar a Dios…

Hay cosas que ha hecho Dios por las cuales debemos alabarle, pero que también nos ayudarán a permanecer firmes cuando enfrentemos tiempos difíciles.

Pasaje:                 Salmo 103: 1-6

Enseñanza:        Después de dar una mirada a las misericordias de Dios hacia David, él halla

esperanza en el pacto de Dios con su pueblo y en la relación que Dios tiene para con su pueblo. En esta confianza el salmista hace un llamado a toda la creación a bendecir al Señor. Este salmo es una celebración por liberación. Parece ser la respuesta a la oración del salmo 102.

Proposición:      Múltiples bendiciones por las cuales tenemos esperanza en la relación con Dios.

Personal Praise to the Lord (vv. 1-6)

·         To "bless the Lord" means to delight His heart by expressing love and gratitude for all He is and all He does. Parents are pleased when their children simply thank them and love them, without asking for anything. True praise comes from a grateful heart that sincerely wants to glorify and please the Lord.

·         "Bendiga todo mi ser" means that all of our inner being is focused on the Lord — heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:28-31). It also means that we are prepared to obey His will after our praise has ended.

o   The word "TODO" is found at least nine times in the psalm (1-3, 6, 19, 21-22), for the psalm is a call for total commitment to God.

o   We give thanks to the Lord before we receive our food, and this is right, but the Jewish people were also to give thanks after they had eaten and to remember that the Lord had given them their food (Deut 8:7-20).

§  At least fourteen times in the book of Deuteronomy, Moses CONDICIONA the people to remember the Lord and what He did for them.

§  Nine times he ADVIERTE them not to forget. (See Deut 32:18.) It was when the third generation of Jews came on the scene and forgot the Lord that the nation began to decay (Judg 2:7-3:7).

David listed six special blessings from the hand of the Lord (vv. 3-5):

1.      forgiveness, Perdon de pecados

2.      healing,  Sanidad de las enfermedades

3.      redemption, rescate de la muerte prematura

4.       Enrichment, Enriquecimiento de la vida con amor y misericordia de Dios.

5.      satisfaction,  Satisfación y/o saciedad con buenas cosas.

6.      Renewal.


1.      The word translated "for-gives / perdonar" is used in Scripture only of God's forgiveness of sinners (see vv. 10-12). The word for "iniquity" pictures sin as something twisted and distorted. Those who have trusted Christ have experienced God's forgiveness (Eph 1:7; Col 1:14 and 2:13). When you read 32 and 51, you learn that David knew something about God's gracious forgiveness (and see vv. 10-12).

2.      God is able to sanar / heal every disease (Matt 9:35), but He is not obligated to do so.

a.      Paul was not able to heal two of his friends (Phil 2:25-30; 2 Tim 4:20),

b.      David's own baby son died in spite of his fasting and praying (2 Sam 12:15-23).

The believer's body will not be completely delivered from weakness and disease until it is redeemed and glorified at the return of Jesus Christ (Rom 8:18-23). In Scripture, sickness is sometimes used as a picture of sin and healing as a picture of salvation (41:4; 147:3; Isa 53:10; Luke 5:18-32; 1 Peter 2:23-24).

3.      The word "redeem / rescatar" (v. 4) would remind the Jewish people of their deliverance from the bondage of Egypt at the Exodus (Ex 12-15).

The statement describes God rescuing someone about to fall into a pit (hoyo) , and "the pit" is a symbol of sheol (6:5; 16:10; 28:1), the world of the dead. David himself was often very near to death, so perhaps he had premature death in mind.

4.      David also knew something about crowns / coronar, but no crown he ever wore compared with God's lovingkindness and compassion (tender mercies). These attributes also appear in verses 8, 11, 13, and 17. “Los creyentes reinarán en vida, los que reciben la abundancia de la gracia” . (Rom 5:17).

We are seated with Christ in the heavenlies (Eph 2:1-7), and He helps us to "reinar en vida."

5.      There is no satisfaction / saciedad in this world, but we have satisfaction in Christ who is the Bread of Life (John 6:33-40) and the Good Shepherd who leads us into green pastures (23:2). (See 107:9 and 145:16.)

6.      RENEWAL.  The word translated "mouth" is a bit of a puzzle since it is usually translated "ornaments" or "jewelry," words that hardly fit this context. Some students interpret the word to mean "duration" or "years" (see NASB). No matter how old we become, God can satisfy the needs of our lives and the spiritual desires of our hearts. The legend about the physical renewal of the eagle is not what David had in mind in verse 5.    Like an eagle that remains strong throughout its long life, the psalmist was spiritually vigorous under God's hand (cf. Isa 40:31). 

The picture here is that of the believer being strengthened by the Lord even in old age and able to "soar" like the eagle (Isa 40:31). (See 71:17-18; 92:14; 2 Cor 4:16-18.)

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