“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah” Psalm 68:19. By dropping the two words “with benefits” which are not in the original manuscripts, but were added by translators in an effort to clarify, we can see a whole different picture here. Now don’t get me wrong, God does load us with daily benefits even in and of this material, as well as the spiritual world, where every good and perfect gift comes from Him according to James 1:17. If we would do a word study in the three words loads, salvation, and Selah in this verse the shades and angles of truth that emerge are more than we can justly cover in this short meditation. Perhaps the Amplified Bible renders it best “Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day, even the God who is our salvation! Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!” And for these benefits we bless Him; the Greek for Blessed meaning to kneel, implying to bless God as an act of adoration. And so we have,
Someone to thank
There is someone who daily my needs doth supply,
These good things don’t just happen, there’s someone on high.
‘tis His mercy and grace that allows me to live,
He deserves all the thanks I can give.
There are many who do not believe in the Lord,
Say He never existed to create the world;
Oh, how empty their hearts and how lonely their days,
With no Jesus to thank and to praise.
The greatest gift that the Father has granted to me,
Is the gift of salvation that sets my soul free.
Oh, I never can thank Him enough for His love,
As He watches from heaven above.
Unless otherwise noted Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.