Psalm 116:1-6 – DEPENDENT LIVING
Children are dependent upon their parents. As God’s children, we should depend on Him. We run into trouble when we become independent.
DECISION MADE , Vss. 1-2
The decision is to love the Lord. The psalmist gives a specific reason for loving the Lord. His reason was that God had heard his prayer.
There are many more reasons for deciding to love the Lord. Some of the reasons we should love the Lord are because He loves us (1 John 4:10, 19), He died for us (2 Corinthians 5:21), He keeps us (John 10:27-30), He helps and protects us (Psalm 121), and He indwells us (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
DISTRESS DESCRIBED, Vs. 3
DEPENDENCE EXPRESSED, Vs. 4
DECLARATIONS PROCLAIMED Vss. 5-6
1. The Lord is gracious.
2. The Lord is merciful.
3. The Lord preserves.
4. The Lord helps.