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How Can I Repay Him (Psalm 116:1-19)

Rosemary Aldis, 7th September 2014
Part of the Psalms for Summer series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Personal thanksgiving given publicly.
• Held by death - some physical difficulty
• Mental turmoil
• Possibly their own fault

Who is this God?
• He is the LORD
• The gracious God
• The righteous God
• The God full of compassion

What has. God done?
• He listened
• He saved
• He is good

How should we respond?
• In love
• Call on the LORD
• Rest in him
• Walk before him
• Trust
• Pick up the cup of salvation
• Fulfil my vows
• Sacrifice - present ourselves as a living sacrifice

Tags: Psalms

About Rosemary Aldis: Hon. Assistant Minister
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Psalm 116 (Listen)

116:1   I love the LORD, because he has heard
    my voice and my pleas for mercy.
  Because he inclined his ear to me,
    therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
  The snares of death encompassed me;
    the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
    I suffered distress and anguish.
  Then I called on the name of the LORD:
    “O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!”
  Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;
    our God is merciful.
  The LORD preserves the simple;
    when I was brought low, he saved me.
  Return, O my soul, to your rest;
    for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
  For you have delivered my soul from death,
    my eyes from tears,
    my feet from stumbling;
  I will walk before the LORD
    in the land of the living.
10   I believed, even when I spoke:
    “I am greatly afflicted”;
11   I said in my alarm,
    “All mankind are liars.”
12   What shall I render to the LORD
    for all his benefits to me?
13   I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name of the LORD,
14   I will pay my vows to the LORD
    in the presence of all his people.
15   Precious in the sight of the LORD
    is the death of his saints.
16   O LORD, I am your servant;
    I am your servant, the son of your maidservant.
    You have loosed my bonds.
17   I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
    and call on the name of the LORD.
18   I will pay my vows to the LORD
    in the presence of all his people,
19   in the courts of the house of the LORD,
    in your midst, O Jerusalem.
  Praise the LORD!

(ESV)

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