sermon on psalm 116 verse 1 until 11

Psalms 116:11 Psalms 116:13 Psalms 116:12. It erred on the right side, for it showed faith in God rather than in the creature. Recent scholarship, helpfully, sees this “plea” as a devout desire for continuing protection … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 16" I don't know what to do! We have it right here, right now! “Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints” (Hebrew: hasiyd) (v. 15). And he said, “I love You, O Lord, my strength.” The Sum of God's Word Is Truth. PSALMS 116. “I will walk before Yahweh in the land of the living” (v. 9). Furthermore, he can do so in a public setting where his thanksgiving will honor God in the presence of the assembled worshipers. Pastor Guenther, Can you imagine if there were a drink that would give eternal life and youth? Sermon Bible Commentary. That seems like a benefit not rendering a gift. “All men are liars.”. But God sent a man who had trained as a lifeguard to swim to me and pull me to shore. A sermon based on Psalm 116 Thursday, March 28, 2013 ... Jesus told his disciples he wouldn't be with them much longer and that he wouldn't drink a cup of wine again until he did in heaven. We walk in the freedom of the gospel, with no obligation. Jesus Lives! Truly I am your servant, LORD; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains. my eyes from tears, [1] 3 Mich umfingen Fesseln des Todes, Bedrängnisse der Unterwelt haben mich getroffen, Bedrängnis und Kummer treffen mich. 4 Ich rief den Namen des HERRN: Ach … Psalm 16 is a very problematic psalm, and for a gaggle of reasons: 1. Listen to how he's saved us from death and given us eternal life…. One that is completely free. He preserves those who in simple faith go to Him. Talk about a Fountain of Youth! 17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, 2 Hy het na my geluister toe ek Hom aangeroep het. The psalmist continues, rereading verse 8 and continuing to the end of the Psalm…, I believed; therefore I said, "I am greatly afflicted. When he couldn't save himself, he cried out to God to save him. “Because he has turned his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (v. 2). Such a vow could be, “Save me, Lord, and I will do (whatever).”. 2. He understands that he has received much from Yahweh, but has nothing equivalent to give in return. No! And we know without a doubt that we are saved from that death when we cry out to God in our great need. 4 Toe het ek die Naam van die Here aangeroep: “Here, red my tog!” 5 Die Here is genadig en regverdig, ons God ontferm Hom oor ons. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. (A sermon based on Psalm 30). But in this verse, the psalmist takes the cup of salvation––drinks deeply from the blessing that Yahweh has bestowed on him––on the renewed life that Yahweh has given him. 6 Yahweh preserves the simple. 2 Because he has turned his ear to me, A hasty speech. I don't know what brought the psalmist to death's door or how God delivered him from it. Read verse in New International Version Nowhere in the Old Testament is it described as a place of punishment. “I was brought low, and (Yahweh) saved me” (v. 6b). Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. He narrowly escaped death. 10 I believed, therefore I said, A wise counselor once told me, “We do what works for us.”  His point was that, when rewarded for our effort, we will continue to do the same thing again and again. And we do both as often as we can just as he told us to. 6-8 ***** Psalm 116:1-6. Like Psalm 118, Psalm 116 is a psalm of thanksgiving that is part of the Egyptian Hallel (see essay on Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Resurrection of Our Lord). 15 Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints. "I will call upon the name of the Lord." Psalm 116. Some people suggest that religion doesn't release a person, but binds them—that it binds them to the obligation to serve God, it binds them to keep his rules and laws. We run into trouble when we become independent. What shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me? The psalmist cannot repay Yahweh for this salvation act, but he can give thanks. Psalm 116: This psalm is one of the most personal of all the thanksgiving psalms (note the many occurrences of the personal pronoun “I”). From the time that his brother took his blood stained clothes and his guilt on himself, that man no longer lived the way he once did. Our gratitude wells up within us and expresses itself in acts of service to God and to our neighbor. Read or listen to (, Picture Window theme. I was sure I was going to die, because I could see no possibility of rescue. But none die without notice from Yahweh––because their deaths (and lives) are precious in Yahweh’s sight. So too, we live, not for ourselves, but for our brother Jesus, who died to set us free from our death sentence of hell. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the. Because now he was free to live. In his Psalm he seems more preoccupied with praising God than giving us the specific details. 1. verse 13, "I will take the cup of salvation." As God's children, we should depend on Him. Browse Sermons on Psalm 11. But oddly enough, after acknowledging his servitude, the psalmist also acknowledges his God-given freedom. Theme images by Josh Peterson. Not much! Yes, our God is merciful. What could he do, all tied up? Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. The Lamb-- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19-- John E. Sumwalt, Rick McCracken-Bennett, C. David Mckirachan, Fanny Lee Seville, Scott Dalgarno, David E. Leininger-- Maundy Thursday - C. Passion/Palm SundayIsaiah 50:4-9a Philippians 2:5-11. Look at true foundations. IT AFFORDS SUPREME GRATIFICATION TO HIS PATERNAL LOVE. “You have freed me from my chains” (v. 16b). Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. Calling on the name of the Lord requires allegiance––commitment––faith. I just killed a man and the police will be here any minute.". Not because we must, but because we want to. ", And in my dismay I said, "All men are liars. Jan 5, 1997. 1 Wohl denen, die ohne Tadel leben, die im Gesetz des HERRN wandeln! (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), Freedman, David Noel (Ed. “Yahweh, I beg you, deliver my soul.”, “I love Yahweh, because he listens (Hebrew: sama) to my voice” (v. 1a). “I will take the cup of salvation” (v. 13a). The proud person is likely to feel “self-made”––and thus feels no obligation to God or man. Many of our wounds are self-inflicted, and that may be how the psalmist sees his problems––self-inflicted. Text Praise the Lord! (1) God is God, before all things pre-ordaining, revolving within Himself and all things else, as He pleases, the great foundation given to Moses in the bush—"I am!" Can you imagine the press coverage, the documentaries, the scientific studies, the lines of people waiting to get a drink? Some saints die as martyrs, and others die in bed. “I love the Lord.” Psalms 116:1. While it's true that many religions do bind one to greater obligations, not the gospel of Jesus! I was brought low, and he saved me. A merciful person is willing to forgive the other person’s misdeeds. He may have in mind ropes or nets that he has used to ensnare game. 2 Because he has turned his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. Even if you're not claustrophobic, it's a terrible feeling. There are also great lessons to be gleaned from the psalms. “Yea, Lord, thou knowest all things. He cried out for "mercy," for God's undeserved love. To turn one’s ear to someone is to position yourself to hear that person as clearly as possible. Psalm 18:1-6. (Psalms 116:5) Note verse 6 says he was brought low. On Calvary's cross, Jesus drank the cup of God's wrath, that same cup he prayed about on Maundy Thursday in the Garden of Gethsemane. No one outside the community can claim such authority. Deliverance from death is obviously significant, but deliverance from tears and fall is equally significant. Verse 11. And we will live to serve him and each other, as Jesus new command on Maundy Thursday tells us. Once a person is dead, he/she feels no more pain. The sentence was just. The thanksgiving offering required the sacrifice of an animal as well as an offering of unleavened cakes and wafers mixed with oil” (Leviticus 7:12). Yahweh not only heard the psalmist’s plea for mercy, but also did something to save him. 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh. His fear sobered him quickly. His evil brother went free. 18 I will pay my vows to Yahweh, The one man was a Christian, well-behaved for the most part, obedient to his parents, a faithful employee, kind and loyal to his friends… His brother on the other hand, was, well, a loser. 7 Return to your rest, my soul, That’s what the psalmist is determined to do. Love to God can see, and it can give a reason for its own existence, and a good substantial reason too. We no longer live for ourselves, but for the one who saved us. The Court of the Gentiles (open to Gentiles). 4 Du hast geboten, fleißig zu halten deine Befehle. And now he rejoices in the cup of salvation that God had given him, in saving not just his physical life, but even more in saving him from eternal death in hell. The Hebrew word yah is an abbreviated form of Yahweh (the name of God, often translated “the Lord.”)  It is found twice in Exodus (15:2; 17:16), once in Isaiah (38:11), and a number of times in the Psalms. Those of us who have attained a certain age can appreciate the meaning of that gesture. He was addicted to drugs, couldn't keep job, used others in whatever way he could and so had no true friends…, One day, the second brother got in a drunken fight at the bar and landing a crushing blow, killed the other man. My primary regret was the thought of my mother receiving the news of my death. Thy Word I Have Treasured in My Heart. How? He has given us real life. “Praise (Hebrew: hallel) Yah!” (Hebrew: yah) (v. 19b). It served to express thanks for deliverance from peril or other blessings that had been received. But right before his death, he gave his disciples another cup. (2) This good God has given us a revelation. But he is not only a servant, but the son of a servant––Yahweh’s handmaid. The author has had a close brush with the grim reaper. The psalmist may be considering decisions that led him to his woebegone status. And by the cup of his blood in with and under the wine in the Lord's Supper, he gives us the gift of forgiveness again and assures us that we are saved from eternal death. No! He cuts us free from the cords of that death. DEPENDENT LIVING . We're free to serve God—For God has delivered our souls from death, that we may walk before the Lord in the land of the living. ; and Briggs, Charles A., The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1906, 2004), Doniach, N.S. A just person wants adherence to high standards. PSALM 116:1-4. 3. verse 14, "I will pay my vows." The word malat is more usually used to mean escape or flee. That's not freedom. It was soon cured. And Jesus, our brother, put on our blood-stained clothes and took our place in the execution. The psalmist describes a three part salvation:  From death, tears, or falling. for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you. For we have drunk from the cup of salvation, that our gracious, righteous, and compassionate God has given to us. We were once had an eternal death penalty hanging over our heads because of our sin. Alluding to his death, Jesus told his disciples he wouldn't be with them much longer and that he wouldn't drink a cup of wine again until he did in heaven. My brother took the death penalty I deserved! 3 Bande van die dood het my omsluit, doodsangs het my aangegryp, ek het benoud en bekommerd geword. And no one within the community can claim that authority, since the community didn’t create itself (verse 3b). 3-4. It also occurs in Psalms 56-60. He gave them a cup that saved them from death. The psalmist believed in Yahweh, and that gave him confidence to face his adversities. (Psalms 116:10-12); I will accept salvation and pay my vows because His saints' lives are precious before Him (Psalms 116:13-15); henceforth I am thy servant, and as thou hast loosed my bonds I will offer thank-sacrifices in the Lord's house publicly (Psalms 116:16-19). B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014), Gower, Ralph, The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times (Chicago: Moody Press, 1987), Kidner, Derek, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 73-150, Vol. 2 Ja, er hat sein Ohr mir zugeneigt, alle meine Tage will ich zu ihm rufen. Now I'm free to go back to the bar and continue my wicked ways!"? Considering they were identical twins, they had very little in common. Scripture: Psalm 119:1–160. 1 I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy. Hasiyd means kind, merciful, or pious––i.e., those whose lives manifest their deep faith in Yahweh––those who have determined to allow Yahweh and Yahweh’s law to shape their lives. “Yahweh is Gracious (Hebrew: hannun) and righteous” (Hebrew: saddiq) (v. 5a). This would be the Jerusalem temple, which had four courts: Presumably, the psalmist would pay his vows in the Court of Israelites. “Yahweh preserves the simple” (Hebrew: peti) (v. 6a). HELPED BY GOD! (Luke 22:42) "If there's any other way, God…" But there was no other way. 2 Wohl denen, die sich an seine Zeugnisse halten, die ihn von ganzem Herzen suchen, 3 die auf seinen Wegen wandeln und kein Unrecht tun. The Immediate Word. The psalmist says, “I was brought low, and (Yahweh) saved me.”. Verses 1-11. 1 I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice, b. He would live just like his brother who set him free from death lived his life. It frees us. 1 Ek het die Here lief, want Hy verhoor my smeekgebede. My goal in this series is to help us learn how to better appreciate and praise God as that is what much of the psalms involve. But while the evil twin was free to do as he pleased, what pleased him was now different. Praise Yah! Back to Sermons. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Psalm 11. Pride stands in the way of listening to wise counsel. “I said in my haste, ‘All men are liars'” (v. 11). A cup is a vessel from which one drinks. And so we rejoice right along with the psalmist: And though that is far more than we deserve, God gives us even more. Thanks for reading! And by it we have God's gift of forgiveness. Anderson, A.A., The New Century Bible Commentary: Psalms 73-150 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972), Broyles, Craig C., New International Biblical Commentary: Psalms (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999, Brueggemann, Walter, The Message of the Psalms A Theological Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1984), Clifford, Richard J., Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 73-150 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003), DeClaisse-Walford, Nancy; Jacobson, Rolf A.; Tanner, Beth Laneel, The New International Commentary on the Old Testament:  The Book of Psalms (Grand Rapids:  Wm. He could have no confidence in them. Whatever the problem the psalmist faced we do know his trouble was self-made. And it sets us free! There was nothing we could do to escape, but cry out for help. But free to do what? “The cords of death surrounded me” (v. 3a). Yahweh’s saints die––as do we all. We have eternal life. “Yes, our God is merciful”  (Hebrew: raham) (v. 5b). Yahweh allowed the psalmist to fall, to become a person of no account, to hit bottom––not for punishment but for redemption. And God didn't disappoint. O believers, it is precious to the Father to see your trials close, to see you entering on the glories of the spotless bride of Christ, to see all tears wiped from your eyes and your voices tuned to the song of Moses and the Lamb, to see you lay aside … “We love (God), because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). “in the courts of Yahweh’s house, in the midst of you, Jerusalem” (v. 19a). But right before his death, he gave his disciples another cup. I tried swimming to shore, but the tide pushed me out faster than I could swim. A vow is a solemn promise to God, often made as part of a bargain where the petitioner promises a specific action in return for a blessing from God. He didn't! He prayed and Yahweh heard, so the psalmist will continue to pray in the hope and expectation that the God who heard once will hear him again. 3  (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2016), Tate, Marvin E., Word Biblical Commentary: Psalms 51-100 (Dallas: Word Books, 1990), Waltner, James H., Believers Church Bible Commentary: Psalms (Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald Press, 2006), Baker, Warren (ed. That's why he was entangled in the cords of death. in regular public worship, in the presence of all his people. And what's worse, he knew the situation he was in was no one's fault but his own. They are also precious because their lives, their faith, and their witness help to move this world toward the ideal that Yahweh wants it to be. We call on God's name in prayer and in song. It begins well. He fled the scene and called his brother, sobbing, "Brother, help me. Or he might have known a fisherman who fell out of his boat and became entrapped in his own net. And that doesn't mean we walk the so-called "straight and narrow" watching every step lest we stray and displease God. He is gracious, righteous, and full of compassion, and in his great love for us, he cut the cords of death that entangled us and freed us from the anguish of hell that nearly overtook us. That's going back to slavery again. Some die young, and others die old. How can the psalmist be both a servant and free at the same time? In Jesus' name, dear friends, a, Grasp God's Grace, Grow in God's Grace, Go with God's Grace, Sermons of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kenai, Alaska. ), The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, 6 vol. The psalmist can’t repay Yahweh for saving his life, but he can give thanks––and praise Yahweh in a public setting. Psalms 11:3. a. The psalmist is giving thanks to Yahweh for saving him from peril (v. 6). These are benefits of God toward man; here in the context of Psalm 116: God hearing our supplications, in verse 1. Then in verse 7, God's bountiful dealings with the soul of man. For me, it was getting caught in a rip tide that carried me so far from shore that boats passing between me and the shore didn’t see me. But we do know that this Psalm is more than a well-composed dissertation on the subject of death in the realm of theory. Psalm 121: A Funeral Sermon Ministry Today 42: March 2008 By Paul Beasley-Murray Chair of Ministry Today and Senior Minister of Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford I can‟t remember when Alan and Alison first began to attend our church - it must have been toward the end of the last millennium. Now - let these thoughts, in Psalms 116, lead us further into a study of God's benefits and there are two broad categories: No! We were to be sentenced to hell—a living death for all of eternity for the crimes we've committed. “For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling” (v. 8). The First and Last (A sermon based on Revelation 1... Alleluia! The psalmist acknowledges being Yahweh’s servant––one obliged to do Yahweh’s will. "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me.". For the most part, the Old Testament holds out no promise of an afterlife or resurrection. The psalmist paints vivid pictures in this verse. See the comments on verse 14 above. About once a month a lesson is presented from the next psalm in order. The word sama means hear or listen––but in this context it obviously means more. This psalm reveals the heart of a passionate man, so we can imagine him pleading passionately for God’s mercy. And we still have this cup today. 14 I will pay my vows to Yahweh, The word peti means foolish or simpleminded. 14b (Downers Grove, Illinois:  Inter-Varsity Press, 1973), Limburg, James, Westminster Bible Companion: Psalms (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000, Mays, James Luther, Interpretation: Psalms (Louisville: John Knox, 1994), McCann, J. Clinton, Jr., The New Interpreter’s Bible: The Book of Psalms, Vol. He was free from the law, free to do whatever he wanted. And now, we are truly free to live in this life—free to live to serve him. The Israelites thought of the person holistically, and would never have divided the person into body and soul, as the Greeks were later to do. It was his first Sunday in the three-year-old nursery. The Court of Women (open to Israelite women). Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Psalm 116:15. I. Since Yahweh has saved his life, the psalmist pledges to walk before Yahweh “in the land of the living”––while the psalmist is alive. What kind of life does the Psalmist experience now? The good brother loved his evil twin, as evil as he was, and drove to his brother's as quickly as he could. And if anyone who calls another an unkind name is guilty of committing murder, as Jesus clearly taught, then who of us here isn't a murderer? However, the Bible sometimes tells of cups of God’s wrath (Isaiah 51:17; Jeremiah 25:15). Psalm 116 Einheitsübersetzung 2016 Rettung aus Todesnot und Opfer des Dankes 1 Ich liebe den HERRN; denn er hört meine Stimme, mein Flehen um Gnade. (John 13:34) We will sacrifice our thank offerings to God, giving not just our dollars or our time in service, but giving our very selves. 12 What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me? Yahweh has heard him and has saved his life. “I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people” (v. 14). When the psalmist prays for Yahweh to deliver his soul, he is really asking for Yahweh to save his life. He has saved us from death. and my cries for mercy. Love is a natural response to being saved. It was a new room for Zachary. 1-2 Psalms 116:11 The text reveals the psalmist as having passed through the shadow of that mood of mind to which we give the name of cynicism. Ek het die Here lief. We've drunk from the Fountain of Youth that gives us eternal life! Verse 11. “I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people” (v. 18). After the first volley of imperative verbs (verses 1-3a), the psalm pauses for reflection on the nature of the people who are praising God. Or as John wrote, "We love because he first loved us." In Christ. We weren't handcuffed, but the cords of death entangled us and the anguish of hell was upon us. The cops no longer hunted him for the murder he committed, since as far as they were concerned, justice had been served, the killer had been caught. The psalmist is calling on the name of Yahweh as a way of honoring Yahweh for the blessing of salvation that Yahweh has bestowed on him. I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the Psalms 116:11. Pains of hell. We walk a relaxed route, literally, "going to and fro," before the Lord. Psalm 116:1-19 (NIV) 1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. “Return to your rest, my soul, for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you” (v. 7). The contents might be the blessing of abundance (Psalm 23:5) or consolation (Jeremiah 16:7). Having gone through that suffering he comes through it closer to God, rejoicing in what he has done. The cup of salvation is ours—given to us as a free gift from God, won for us by our brother Jesus. Thou knowest that I love thee.” “I love the Lord.” Love is said to be blind, but not love to God. Now as we read of how God saved this man from physical death, we can't help but think of the greater miracle: "The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the [hell] came upon me.". Our word hallelujah comes from hallel (praise) and yah (Yahweh or God or the Lord), so it means “praise the Lord.”. The good brother was arrested, the trial was eventually held, and he was condemned and executed for his brother's crimes. Bible > Psalms > Chapter 116 > Verse 12 Psalm 116:12 How can I repay the LORD for all His goodness to me? Zachary enjoyed playing with the other children, building churches and homes out of blocks, singing and moving with the music, and drawing with crayons until Mrs. Anderson said, "It's time for our juice and crackers. Psalms 116:1. The word saddiq means just or righteous. To call on Yahweh’s name can mean seeking Yahweh’s help. This verse stands in dramatic contrast to verse 10. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979-1988), Brown, Francis; Driver, S.R. What shall I render unto the Lord? He maintained his faith when sorely tempted to think that Yahweh had abandoned him. II. Tonight, you and I will drink from the cup of salvation, a cup that literally saves from death and gives eternal life. 8 For you have delivered my soul from death, It did err in being too sweeping, too severe, too suspicious. As the Psalmist writes, God has freed us from our chains. It is the contents of the cup that counts. 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. Most scholars consider this to be a Song of Confidence or Trust like Psalm 23, yet it begins with a very lament-like plea for help in verse 1. And just as the good brother finished putting on the blood stained clothes, the police arrived and his evil twin slipped out the back. Because God has formed them, they belong to God. The Court of Israelites (open to ritually pure Israelite men). Worship. ), Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2006), Renn, Stephen D., Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words: Word Studies for Key English Bible Words Based on the Hebrew and Greek Texts (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 2005), Richards, Lawrence O., Encyclopedia of Bible Words (Zondervan, 1985, 1991), Sakenfeld, Katharine Doob (ed. We will lift up the cup of communion with thanks to God as we drink the very blood that he poured out on the cross to pay for our sins to set us free. I love the Lord, Can you say that? 3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. “Yahweh, I beg you, deliver (Hebrew: malat) my soul” (Hebrew: nepes) (v. 4b). The psalmist’s question is rhetorical. Sermons From the Psalms. “Then I called on the name of Yahweh” (v. 4a). Scripture Psalm 119 Sort Bible Verse. And we still have this cup today. The word ‘aman means to have the confidence that comes from depending on a reliable resource, such as a loving parent––or Yahweh. “What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me?” (v. 12). He found people to be liars––false witnesses. That is possible, because the psalmist is a voluntary servant, serving Yahweh out of gratitude. The word nepes means soul. It's a helpless, panicky feeling. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Psalm 116:1-8. The phrase, “the son of your handmaid,” emphasizes both the psalmist’s double and his perpetual servitude. The word mesar means pain or distress or anguish. He acts to restore those whose lives are broken––not because they are deserving, but because God is compassionate. We live, free from fear, even fear of death—for through Christ and. We do not know what the word “Mikhtam” in the title means. GOD’S ATTRIBUTES – Vs. 5. He felt “the cords of death” and “the pains of Sheol” (v. 3). This page is part of an ongoing series of lessons taken from the psalms. Browse Sermons on Psalm 116:1-8. Both Peter and Paul (Acts 2:25-28; 13:35-37) affirm that David wrote this psalm (as the title indicates). the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. It was a very near thing, so I can appreciate the psalmist’s comment about the cords of death surrounding him. 9 I will walk before Yahweh in the land of the living. Children are dependent upon their parents. Not only will he pay his vows to Yahweh, but he will do so “in the presence of all his people”––bearing witness to the faithfulness that Yahweh has shown him. With his blood-soaked clothes and dozens of witnesses he knew he was in a whole lot of trouble. 116. We, "will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the. John Piper Apr 13, 2012 45 Shares Sermon. 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