The Simplest Thing That We Forget To Do | Psalm 116
The apostle Paul warns the ancient Corinthians that Satan is cunning and is always subtly working to lead our minds astray from our sincere devotion to Christ (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%2011%3A3&version=NIV (2 Cor 11:3)). It’s easy to think we’re doing fine because we believe true things and do good things, unaware that we’ve let our minds be led astray from our devotion to seek and draw near to Christ. In other words, to actually pray instead of just believe. It’s the simplest thing for us to do that would significantly affect our lives for the better. Yet somehow it’s the easiest for us to forget. The Serpent’s cunning, no doubt. Psalm 116 is a great prayer for us to draw near to Christ in a more sincere way. This Psalm is filled with the words “I” “me” and “my” in a way that helps us get immediately personal with God. We’ll look at the first nine verses in this first of a two-part episode.
Psalm 116:1–9 ESV
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.
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