What Shall I Render to the Lord for All HIs Benefits Toward Me?From The Heart
Publish date: 02/18/2015
What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me? [How can I repay Him for all His bountiful dealings?] Psalms 116:12
Gracious is the Lord, and [rigidly] righteous; yes, our God is merciful. 6 The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He helped and saved me. 7 Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. 8 For You have delivered my life from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling and falling. Psalms 116:5-8
The Lord has been so good to each and every one of us, whether we acknowledge it or not. God is good and only good! How can we repay Him for all His benefits toward us? How can we repay Him for all His bountiful blessings? How can I repay Him for all His benefits and bountiful blessings toward me?
I can repay Him like this:
I will love the Lord:
I love the Lord, because He has heard [and now hears] my voice and my supplications. Psalms 116:1
And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). 38 This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.
Matthew 22:37-38 AMP
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude 21 NKJV
God is pleased when I show my love for him – not with mere lip service – but with heart and with deeds.
I will call upon Him as long as I live:
Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live. Psalms 116:2
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him sincerely and in truth. Psalms 145:18 AMP
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. Romans 10:12 NKJV
Call upon the Father. Look to him for everything you need. He is the source and supply of everything you will ever need. Do not turn to anyone, but Him, for what you need. Do not give praise or love to any other gods or idols. Call upon Him! He is rich to all who call upon Him!
I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living:
I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 116:9
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete). Genesis 17:1 AMP
Serve God with all your heart down here on earth. Do not wait until you die to try to start serving Him – it may be too late for you – you may not even make heaven if you won’t serve Him. Live for Him, with all your heart, while you can.
I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord:
I will lift up the cup of salvation and deliverance and call on the name of the Lord. Psalms 116:13
In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes. 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 NKJV
There is only one way to be saved – one way to make heaven. You must drink the cup of HIS salvation. Believe in Jesus and ALL that He did for you in His death, burial, and resurrection!
I will pay my vows to the Lord in public:
I will pay my vows to the Lord, yes, in the presence of all His people. Psalms 116:14&18
Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High, 15 And call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me. Psalms 50:14-15 AMP
Be faithful with your money. Serve and worship God with it. Make Him first place where your money is concerned. Whoever has your money first, is the person or thing you worship. Worship God, not mammon and idols.
I will offer to the Lord the sacrifice of thanksgiving:
I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call on the name of the Lord. Psalms 116:17
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rehearse His deeds with shouts of joy and singing! Psalms 107:22 AMP
Always give God the praise. Bring Him sacrifices of thanksgiving for what He has done, for what He is doing, and for what He is about to do. We are to continually give thanks, even as we expect Him to continually watch over, and provide for, us.
I will call upon the name of the Lord:
Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he answered them. Psalms 99:6 KJV
O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. Psalms 105:1-2 KJV
And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Isaiah 12:4 KJV
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21 KJV
Call upon His name. Exalt His name before the people. Give Him all the praise and the honor and the glory for all of time and eternity! Never be quiet when you can speak out and let everyone know how great and how mighty and how awesome He is!