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Read Psalm 116


Read Psalm 116

116       I love the Lord, because he hears me;
he listens to my prayers.
2     He listens to me
every time I call to him.
3     The danger of death was all round me;
the horrors of the grave closed in on me;
I was filled with fear and anxiety.
4     Then I called to the Lord,
“I beg you, Lord, save me!”
5     The Lord is merciful and good;
our God is compassionate.
6     The Lord protects the helpless;
when I was in danger, he saved me.
7     Be confident, my heart,
because the Lord has been good to me.
8     The Lord saved me from death;
he stopped my tears
and kept me from defeat.
9     And so I walk in the presence of the Lord
in the world of the living.
10   I kept on believing, even when I said,
“I am completely crushed,”
11   even when I was afraid and said,
“No one can be trusted.”
12   What can I offer the Lord
for all his goodness to me?
13   I will bring a wine offering to the Lord,
to thank him for saving me.
14   In the assembly of all his people
I will give him what I have promised.
15   How painful it is to the Lord
when one of his people dies!
16   I am your servant, Lord;
I serve you, just as my mother did.
You have saved me from death.
17   I will give you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and offer my prayer to you.
18–19           In the assembly of all your people,
in the sanctuary of your Temple in Jerusalem,
I will give you what I have promised.
Praise the Lord!

Think

In this Psalm the Psalmist is very aware of what God has done for him and he gives thanks.  Promising to offer up a sacrifice of thanksgiving in the assembly of the people.
As a generous expression of your thanks to God for what God has done for you – what can you offer?  Not because you have to – but out of the generosity of your heart.

Pray

With the Psalmist I give thanks for what you have done for me. How can I express my thanks today in a material way?


10 116.10: 2 Co 4:13

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