Notes: August 19, 2008 – Psalms 116 to 118

Psalm 116

Do you love the LORD? Why? (Psalm 116:1)

  • Has He listened to you (v 2)?
  • Has He saved you from any trouble (v 3-4)?
  • Has He been gracious to you (v 5)?
  • Has He preserved you (v 6)?
  • Has He dealt bountifully with you (v 7)?
  • Has He kept you from falling (v 8)?

Why do some people talk about the Lord all the time? Because they believe (Psalm 116:10).

What can you do to show God your appreciation for all of His benefits toward you (v 12-19)

  • You can call upon the name of the Lord privately (v 13)
  • You can join others in praising God publicly (v 14, 18-19)
  • You can be thankful (v 17)

Psalm 117

Praise the Lord because

  • His mercy is great
  • His truth is forever

Psalm 118

  • A personal testimony of how God has helped (v 1-19)
  • A pious desire to be in the house of the Lord (v 20-29)

Meditation Points:

  1. Psalm 118:22-23. New Testament’s interpretation? This is about Jesus, His resurrection and His church! Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10-11; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; Ephesians 2:20-22; 1 Peter 2:4-8.
  2. This is the day that the Lord has made (Psalm 118:24)-the day of Christ’s victory over death. Yes, what cause for joy!