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
• Pick up the cup of salvation
• Fulfil my vows
• Sacrifice - present ourselves as a living sacrifice
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Psalm 116 (Listen)
116:1 I love the LORD, because he has heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2 Because he inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3 The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
4 Then I called on the name of the LORD:
“O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!”
5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;
our God is merciful.
6 The LORD preserves the simple;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
7 Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
8 For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
9 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!