Saturday, November 26, 2005

Rendering Thanks

What shall I render to the LORD
For all His benefits to me?
I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the LORD.
I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of His people.
(Psalm 116:12-14)
How do we thank the LORD for all His benefits to us?

  1. Take up the cup of Salvation. We receive what has been given--embrace it, welcome it. God has given us the cup of salvation, so the way we give thanks is to drink of it. Many people would object saying, “Oh, I’m not worthy,” as if it had anything to do with our worthiness. It does not. It is about His worthiness. It is the salvation that comes from Him. And it is about Jesus, for the Hebrew word for “salvation,” yeshuah, is the Hebrew name of Jesus, Yeshua.
  2. Call on His name. How do we render thanks to the Lord? By receiving the cup of salvation--Jesus, His Son. How do we receive this cup? By calling on the name of the Lord. The Bible says that all who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved (Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13). His name is Jesus.
  3. Give witness to His goodness. Testify. Say out loud how good the Lord has been to you. Speak of His salvation cup. Go public with it. Don’t hold back--let it all out. When your cup overflows, let it overflow on others.

Jesus has a cup overflowing with blessings and benefits for you--salvation, freedom, forgiveness, healing, protection, prosperity. Call on His name and drink deeply from that cup.

For more about the benefits of the Lord, see Six Things the devil Wants You to Forget (But God Wants You to Remember).

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