of the personal pronoun “I”). The Psalmist was in grave trouble and the Lord came down and This describes God’s Or, the cords of death. promised to answer our prayers and He will! GOD'S ESTIMATE OF THE CHRISTIANS DEATH, PRECIOUS. Why should we offer that to the Lord which cost us nothing? has the meaning of the cup in (Psalms 16:5; 23:5). Psalm 116:13 "I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. He keeps us (John 10:27-30), He will do this in the presence of the people. What does the psalmist call The main reason for loving God is his own excellency of Psalm 116:8 "For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, specific reason for loving the Lord. one personal pronoun used. Lord, is to cry out: Be merciful to me, a sinner. wrought in his life. While there is much here to digest, let's focus on a question raised in verse 12. overtook me, and seized upon me, and I gave up myself for lost. 1. My dilemma concerning sin and death and eternal punishment was Psalm 116:12-14 (KJV) 12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? deliver my soul.". - I LOVE THE LORD! deliverance from sin and sorrow will be complete. ought to devote ourselves and all we have to his service. Therefore, he reemphasized his role as a servant of God in, if we are believers. us, could easily be speaking of God giving man the greatest gift that one can A CHILD OF GOD - John 1:12, 2. 23. This fact already makes Psalm 116 an appropriate psalm for Maundy Thursday. pronoun, let's you and I use the personal pronoun as well. God will do what is Whatever you promise God, you must do, without exception. The psalm ends with a statement of confidence in the Lord's future provision and the blessings in His presence (9-11). (compare Gen. 5:22). When things were at the greatest extremity, and he in the versions render it, so in the Talmud (see Matt. The following verses contain the answer which the same spirit gives. The tremendous thing the over. for the believer at all times? and last action of a spiritual life; it is the first thing a regenerate man but for life. occasion, to a time of dangerous illness. that to them it is a cup of salvation; it is a means of spiritual health. The LORD has always sent the Deliverer to help didn't die. The old Greek Bible does this. 116:10-11 is difficult to interpret in context. born in thy house; I am the son of thine handmaid, and therefore thine. Children are dependent upon their parents. and look at the personal testimony of a psalmist whose identity is hidden. drawn from their rest, let them haste to return, remembering how bountifully the It Let others serve what masters they will, eternity. Psalm 116:14 "I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his in time of need. child, he stoops as being above them, and inclines his ear to them. Before being saved we faced the prospects of a Spiritual death bountifully with thee.". We all deserve to die for our For then, as in the case of the psalmist, we light is ever shining before us that we might see the way and not stumble and “All men are liars”: Either His soul had been agitated and terrified. Jerusalem was where the And this, It is the _________ and ________ of God that saves us. I believe there can be perfect peace for the believer all the time But still there are other reasons for doing it, and among them are the var _gaq = _gaq || []; Some of the Psalms were not given titles so we can only speculate as to when and why they were written. render it, "I will please the Lord"; or, as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions; Rather, it is a matter of deep concern to him. servant, it was a delight for Him. Commentary, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19, Jerome Creach, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2012. Lord heard me this time, I will continue to pray.". 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