A Loving Father Who Desires Repentance Then Obedience (Psalm 103, Part 3)

Part 2 of Psalm 103, was about man being as grass and withering away with the wind. We will review this, reading, Psalm 103:13-16,

“As a Father had compassion for his children, so Yahuah has compassion for those who fear Him. For He knows how we are made; He remembers that we are dust. A man’s days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind blows over it, and it is no more, and its place no longer remembers it.”  Ts2009

Man is as grass and dust. Yahuah remembers this and has compassion and loving-commitment.

“But the loving-commitment of Yahuah is from everlasting to everlasting upon those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children to those who guard His Covenant, and to those who remember His orders to do them.” verses 17-18  Ts2009

With out Yahuah we are just nothing, but with Him we have become something when we obey His instructions, His Torah and do them. When we are lost and disobedient, the Father is calling us back and watching from His window waiting for us. It reminds me of the book of Jeremiah, chapter after chapter is a call to repent and obey to Israel His Chosen People.

“Moreover, Yahuah has sent to you all His servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, but you have not listened nor inclined your ear to hear, saying, “Turn back now everyone from his evil way and from the evil of your deeds, and dwell on the soil which Yahuah has given to you and your fathers forever and ever. And do not go after other mighty ones to serve them. And do not provoke Me with the works of your hands, so that I do to you no evil.” But you did not listen to Me,’ declares Yahuah, ‘so as to provoke Me with the works of your hands, for your own evil.’ ”  Jeremiah 25:4-7  Ts2009

“And now, speak to the men of Yehudah (Judah) and to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), saying, ‘Thus said Yahuah, “See I am forming evil and devising a plan against you. Return now everyone from his evil way, and make your ways and your deeds good.” ’ ”  Jeremiah 18:11  Ts2009

This is exactly where Yahusha gets the story of the prodigal son (or daughter). The son, fell away, left and was disobedient but the father waits and calls him back saying, “Return to me!” Finally the son comes to his senses, and says, “What am I doing? I’ve been wrong, maybe my father will let me return and work for Him. Surely working for him will be better that what I am in now.”

So he returns to his father, and what he is not expecting the father was waiting for him to return and gave him a big hug and kissed him. The son was redeemed because he repented and then obeyed.

Our heavenly Father Yahuah, desires and deserves our repentance and obedience. Once we repent and obey, we also can be redeemed by the blood of Yahusha our Messiah.

I encourage you! Take every opportunity to praise Him, even in trial, remembering you are grass, with true repentance and obedience.

Shalom, Shalom!


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