2. for all his bounty to me? THE ONLY ANSWER THAT CAN BE GIVEN. Maclaren, D. D.)Taking in givingA. Disease held him fast in its fierce grip, so that he "found trouble and sorrow." The Jewish father at the head of his family on the old Passover day, at a certain period in the family feast, solemnly lifted the wine cup and breathed a thanksgiving to God, and then drank of it with all around him. in acknowledgement of dependence or obligation. We can reject it or neglect it, but there is no other way of salvation. As far as a landscape without sunshine is inferior to a landscape upon which the sun sheds his rays, is the appearance of blessings when separated from God, to the same blessings when regarded as the gift of His hand. Kindness shown. Ages back man was tempted and drank of a forbidden cup; it wrought madness in the brain, enmity in the heart, and the poison spread into all parts of his being, and as the result of the first draught he had to drink of another, the cup of sorrow. 13 I will take up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the LORD. He has given, once for all, and continuously, all that every man, and all men, need, for their being made perfectly like Himself. Maclaren, D. D.)Taking in givingA. He is a prayer-hearing and prayer-answering God. Are you in rebellion? Friendships, schemes, plans, ambitions, amusements, speculations, studies, loves, businesses — can you call on the name of the Lord while you put these cups to your lips? The Lord had redeemed his soul from death. So many are wanting to tread out grapes of their own good works and put them into the cup, but that is filled with the wine which comes from Jesus Himself, having been trodden in the winepress. God communicated His whole fulness to the Church for ever when He sent His Son, and when His Son sent His Spirit. Martin. (Psalm 116:12), Render = to give in return, give back, restore, reflect, echo, to give 14 I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people. In ancient Israel, the Psalms were sung or read in their worship. Hitherto helpless, we need not be so much longer, and the force of a Sahara sun may be carried through wires to Cairo, and thence irrigate the desert, or possibly, if need be, it could pulsate under our streets, and be made to burn in Greenland." The taking here is not a simple laying hold of that which God gives, but the use and enjoyment of what God bestows. The cup of blessing is a revelation of love. Ages back man was tempted and drank of a forbidden cup; it wrought madness in the brain, enmity in the heart, and the poison spread into all parts of his being, and as the result of the first draught he had to drink of another, the cup of sorrow. Martin. Brown. It is a cup of salvation, however hard it is sometimes to believe it. G. Our Price: $14.99 Save: $25.00 (63%) Buy Now. "I will take the cup of salvation." Maclaren, D. D.)Receiving and renderingJ. Now, when you take the cup at what is called the Lord's Supper, it means, likewise, that you publicly testify that you are a friend of Jesus who died for you; and when you eat the bread, you mean that you earnestly desire to receive the truth, which the bread represents. And yet shall we refuse these "corruptible things" when by them we may bring honour to our Saviour and help to extend His kingdom?II. It is considered doubly treacherous to injure or betray a man of whose bread and wine you have partaken. "The son of Thine handmaid" — how great a blessing is acknowledged in those simple words! of Thanksgiving. Depend upon it, we shall make far more progress in the Divine life if we learn that each step of it must begin with the acceptance of a gift from God, than if we toil, and moil, and wear ourselves with vain efforts in our own strength. 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh. 1. Jesus spoke of His body as bread and of His blood as wine; and when He told His disciples that they must eat His flesh and drink His blood, it is evident He meant that we must get our spiritual nourishment from believing in the truth and love of His Gospel, and our strength from practising that truth and love in our lives. THE PERSON WHO DIED - A CHILD OF GOD - John 1:12, Romans 8:15-16. )Taking all God offersS. a. "I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord." Do not complain of your thirsty lips till you are sure that you have emptied the cup of salvation which God gives. Christ gave us not merely the ritual of an ordinance, but the pattern of all our life, when He took the cup and gave thanks. and He puts it down and says, "It is finished." The psalmist makes no reference to his father, but his mother's pre-eminent piety stands before him still, and he recognizes it as one of his choicest blessings when he says, "I am Thy servant and the son of Thine handmaid." Psalm 116 12 What shall I render unto the LORD? Do not complain of your thirsty lips till you are sure that you have emptied the cup of salvation which God gives. Hartley.The whole lot in life of the psalmist appears to him like a cup full of tender, good, loving faithfulness and delivering grace. This is Psalm 116: "I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Love gives because it delights to give. (1 John 4:16) "And we have known and believed the love that God That familiar emblem is all that is wanted here. The ancient Romans had many gods, some of which they regarded as their especial deities; but they were so much afraid of some other nation stealing or enticing their gods away that they never mentioned their names; and in one instance the marble image of a god was actually chained in the temple, to prevent his leaving them or being spirited away to some other place. Browse Sermons on Psalm 116. 4. And, first, let us be sure that we recognize the real contents of our cup. Through pain and weakness he had been "brought low." WORSHIP, THE FRUIT OF WHAT WE RECEIVE AND SEE. … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19" "And will call upon the name of the Lord." Hartley. The Arabs say that if you eat bread with them or taste their salt, they can never injure you; everlastingly they are your friends. Psalm 116:12-19 New International Version (NIV) 12 What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me? We should love Him because of all His benefits toward us. Without this, the preceding precept would be a piece of pure selfish epicureanism — and without this it would be impossible. 13. GOD'S SERVANT SEEING GOD IN WHAT HE TAKES. In His giving and working and ministering and protecting, God is ever writing His name. Will you not take the cup of salvation? He claims your love, your life; not yours, but you. WORSHIP, THE FRUIT OF WHAT WE RECEIVE AND SEE. Noah's deliverance was a cup of salvation. In fact, we have a couple of them printed in our hymnals. It contains a full account of what it means to trust God through challenging circumstances. But God is as really in the lives of Robinson, and Smith, and Jones, as in the lives of the patriarchs. Take the illustration of our own case. Now, when you take the cup at what is called the Lord's Supper, it means, likewise, that you publicly testify that you are a friend of Jesus who died for you; and when you eat the bread, you mean that you earnestly desire to receive the truth, which the bread represents. Grooves. Here it may be said, Will he not invariably take? Name Him over many a cup which you are eager to drink of, and the glittering fragments will lie at your feet, and the poison be spilled on the ground. There is a name of God on every cup and in each act of offering a cup. The psalmist has been in deep trouble before, down to the point of death (v. 3). Luther 1984: Ich will den Kelch des Heils nehmen / und des HERRN Namen anrufen. (Rom 10:13) "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord Like Psalm 118, Psalm 116 is a psalm of thanksgiving that is part of the Egyptian Hallel (see essay on Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Resurrection of Our Lord). Precious in the sight of the L ord. shall be saved." it was not lightly regarded by God that His servant should perish. No doubt that is quite true; and, rightly understood, that is a strengthening and a glad truth. I want to share with you some ideas from Psalms, which I have found to be a treasure of sermon ideas, particularly for what we sometimes call "Saturday Night Specials." "In … Psalm 1, and T. Pierson, on Psalms 27, 84, 87, in Nichol's Series of Commentaries. The psalmist also refers — and, as it is the occasion of the psalm, refers at length — to the benefit of RESTORED HEALTH AND PROLONGED LIFE. What stores of fabulous wealth are, as far as our earth is concerned, constantly wasted by the non-retention of solar rays poured on the desert of Sahara. And, first, let us be sure that we recognize the real contents of our cup. Martin.How much more happy we should all be, if we only received all that God offers and accepted more cordially that which we do take! "The cup of salvation" expresses, by its plural form, the fulness and variety of the manifold and multiform deliverances which God had wrought and was working for the psalmist His whole lot in life appears to him as a cup-full of tender goodness, loving faithfulness, delivering grace. Will you pay your vows unto the Lord in the basement of the tabernacle? If not, fling them behind you — for they are full of poison which, for all its sugared sweetness, at the last will bite like a serpent and sting like an adder. Past and present gifts on the part of God should encourage us in three things — prayer, praise, and thanksgiving.(S. 2. And he answers, "I will walk before God in the land of the living"; "I will pay my vows unto the Lord"; "I will offer to Thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving.". THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS (A Funeral Message) "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Jesus told us to let our lights shine before men, that they might THE RETURN OF GRATITUDE AND LOVE WHICH GOD REQUIRES AT YOUR HAND. Some absolutely All around you, Christian men, there lie infinite possibilities. The true record of the bankruptcy of many a Christian merchant might be written thus: — First, he failed to render to his God; then, and therefore, he failed to receive from God (for God could no longer give where no adequate return was made), and then, lastly and consequently, he failed to pay his fellows. The ancient Romans had many gods, some of which they regarded as their especial deities; but they were so much afraid of some other nation stealing or enticing their gods away that they never mentioned their names; and in one instance the marble image of a god was actually chained in the temple, to prevent his leaving them or being spirited away to some other place. Psalm 116:13 – I will lift up the cup of salvation. He rises again; and now the cup which He had drained is as full of blessing as it was of woe. Why, the whole essence of Christianity is in that antithesis, if you think about it. to walk uprightly for Him. To "take the cup of salvation" is to receive a blessing in all its fulness, to the utmost limit of our receptive capacity, and of our power to accept and to enjoy.III. The Man Christ Jesus comes in a body like our own, He looks on the cup of Divine anger, He takes and begins, to drink, and finds it a cup of trembling and amazement, but never a moment's pause or hesitation till He came to the dregs, and His anguished soul cried, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" Was he lying perfectly still in brownish water? 16). (Heb 2:3) "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; This psalm is the story of how good the LORD has been to the psalmist. "And will call upon the name of the Lord." Hartley.The whole lot in life of the psalmist appears to him like a cup full of tender, good, loving faithfulness and delivering grace. Bible Gateway Recommends. He may have looked like a harmless floating log. The great thought, then, which lies here is that we best requite God by thankfully taking what He gives.I. Maclaren, D. D.It is a most natural thing, as all languages show, to talk of a man's lot, either of sorrow or of joy, as the cup which he has to drink; and there are plenty of instances of the metaphor in the psalms, such as "Thou art the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup, Thou maintainest my lot." First question God asked man, "Adam where art thou?" Do not stingy withhold the only thing you can render. All around you, Christian men, there lie infinite possibilities. II. "What think ye of Christ whose Son is He?" 4. We should not then find that God's gifts hid Him from us. I once heard of a man who was rich, and happy in his wealth. Take up your neglected mercies, my brethren. For what does the doctrine that a man is saved by faith mean, if it does not mean that the one thing that we all have to do is to accept what God bestows? (Phil 4:19) "But my God shall supply all your need according to So many are wanting to tread out grapes of their own good works and put them into the cup, but that is filled with the wine which comes from Jesus Himself, having been trodden in the winepress. Hartley. toward me?". Lay open to Him every chamber of your heart. (Psa 40:1) "I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto Psalm 116 may be a very good place to begin. Psalm 116:12-19 What shall I return to the LORDfor all his goodness to me? 12 What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me? many reasons that a person may not think about the benefits of God, but First question God asked man, "Adam where art thou?" Friendships, schemes, plans, ambitions, amusements, speculations, studies, loves, businesses — can you call on the name of the Lord while you put these cups to your lips? 16). Sermons Experimental: on Psalms 116 and 117. What shall I render unto the Lord ] This he speaketh as one in an ecstasy ( Amor Dei est ecstaticus ), or in a deep demur what to do best for so good a God. Brown. Menge 1949 (V1): Wie soll ich dem HErrn vergelten / alles, was er mir Gutes getan? He delights in no recompense, but only in the payment of a heart won to His love and melted by His mercies.II. Maclaren, D. D.It is a most natural thing, as all languages show, to talk of a man's lot, either of sorrow or of joy, as the cup which he has to drink; and there are plenty of instances of the metaphor in the psalms, such as "Thou art the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup, Thou maintainest my lot." God is ever seeking to make up this response; and the devil is ever seeking to prevent it. Psalm 116:13 – I will lift up the cup of salvation. He claims your love, your life; not yours, but you. The psalm begins with a profession of love for the Lord, because He listens to prayers (v. 1). Psalm 116:12-14. He signed the sign of the cross and named the name of God over it — and it shivered in his grasp. Psalm 116 may be a very good place to begin. Where are you in relation to God? Will you not take the cup of salvation? Birch. Sermon Notes for Psalm 118:22-26 Next Section → Sermon Notes for Job 1:20-22 ← Prior Book. And the same attitude of reception which we have to assume at the beginning of our Christian life must be maintained all through it. THE BENEFITS RECEIVED.1. )Taking all God offersS. Retail: $44.99. 1. And so common joys become sacraments, and enjoyments in our homes and in our innocent pleasures become worship, and the cup of mingled bitter and sweet that is provided for each of us by our loving Father becomes a cup of blessing and of salvation over which and by reason of which we can come more fully to recognize and praise the goodness of God.(M. How many of us have to thank God for this priceless benefit — the benefit of a pious parentage and religious training!III. He "delivered his soul from death," his "eyes from tears," his "feet from falling." And now, with health restored and life prolonged, the psalmist cries, "What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits towards me?" Note how deep that thought goes into the heart of God. The remedy for all such hasty speeches is -- Get to work in the spirit of Psalms 116:12. Do not stingy withhold the only thing you can render. 1. How much blessing and happiness we all rob ourselves of by our slowness to feel that! Das Buch der Psalmen Kapitel: 116, Vers: 13 Psalm 116, 12 Psalm 116, 14. True prayer is worship, homage. That of a grateful heart, first and chief of all. 3. And I doubt not many a financial loss that has overtaken wealthy or well-to-do members of the Church has been visited upon them because while they "received" they failed to "render." I will pay my vows to the L ord. Take the illustration of our own case. Take the cup entirely, which you have taken but partially, and with the taking of every cup call upon the name of the Lord.(S. "The sorrows of death compassed him" — came crowding round him on every side, till there seemed to be no escape; and the "pains of hell" — the mysteries of the unseen world and the darkness of the grave — "got hold upon him." 1. By Dr. Jeffrey K. London. What's on our hearts…our needs…our struggles. The psalmist makes no reference to his father, but his mother's pre-eminent piety stands before him still, and he recognizes it as one of his choicest blessings when he says, "I am Thy servant and the son of Thine handmaid." Disease held him fast in its fierce grip, so that he "found trouble and sorrow." Then in his pain and misery he cried unto the Lord, and God heard his voice and his supplication. Psalm 116:15: Christian Experience and its Results: W. Hancock, B. D. Psalm 116:1-19: Love of God in the Heart: J. Robertson. Love gives because it delights to give. Psalm 116:12-19 - “Pointing to the Evening’s Events” Maundy Thursday (Year A - Lutheran Service Book readings) Thursday, April 21, 2011 Tonight’s sermon is based on the Psalm reading from tonight. Thanksgiving is the peculiar privilege of the saint. 1. But God is as really in the lives of Robinson, and Smith, and Jones, as in the lives of the patriarchs. Through pain and weakness he had been "brought low." Why is it that we honour God most by taking, not by giving? He rises again; and now the cup which He had drained is as full of blessing as it was of woe. Past and present gifts on the part of God should encourage us in three things — prayer, praise, and thanksgiving.(S. )The cup of salvationS. "To call upon the name of the Lord" is a phrase of greater power than to call upon the Lord. The death of a saint (born again Christian) is precious because of: 1. THE ONLY ANSWER THAT CAN BE GIVEN. To "take the cup of salvation" is to receive a blessing in all its fulness, to the utmost limit of our receptive capacity, and of our power to accept and to enjoy.III. It runs over with Divine acts of help and sustenance. If you do not know the Lord as your personal Savior, He wants to 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. "The cup of salvation" expresses, by its plural form, the fulness and variety of the manifold and multiform deliverances which God had wrought and was working for the psalmist His whole lot in life appears to him as a cup-full of tender goodness, loving faithfulness, delivering grace. Now, when you take the cup at what is called the Lord's Supper, it means, likewise, that you publicly testify that you are a friend of Jesus who died for you; and when you eat the bread, you mean that you earnestly desire to receive the truth, which the bread represents. It is true that as you "were not redeemed with" such "corruptible things as silver and gold," so such things as silver and gold can never make adequate repayment to your Redeemer. Something which the personal God has provided and arranged, held out to His creatures.3. (John 15:13) "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay Many folks simply fail to think about what God has done. Only he who enjoys life in God enjoys it at all. GOD GIVING.1. That will surely please Him, for He has said, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me." Without this, the preceding precept would be a piece of pure selfish epicureanism — and without this it would be impossible. 1. As St. James expresses it, He is the giving God. is the death of his faithful ones. Kindness shown. Only he who enjoys life in God enjoys it worthily. He has promised, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." Friendships, schemes, plans, ambitions, amusements, speculations, studies, loves, businesses — can you call on the name of the Lord while you put these cups to your lips? "Take!" Verse 12-13. I do not mean that a Christian man is not to put forth such efforts, but I do mean that the basis of all profitable discipline, and self-control, and reaching out towards higher attainments, either in knowledge or in practical conformity to Jesus Christ, which he puts forth, must be laid in fuller acceptance of God's gift, on which must follow building on the foundation, by resolute efforts to work God's gift into our characters, and to work it out in our lives. This is one of those passages in Psalms where the writer has enjoyed deliverance from peril by the hand of Jehovah. As his grateful heart thinks of all God's benefits to him, he feels at once the impulse to requite and the impossibility of doing it. ", (Psa 55:17) "Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and Many times, these creeds are used during the services of formal churches. But over and beyond there is a third cup of God's holy anger against sin, deep and filled with wormwood and gall. Do you take this name of the Lord as a test. This word here "I will take" we may fairly translate as "I will raise." Only selected verses from the psalm appear in the lectionary for this Maundy Thursday. And yet shall we refuse these "corruptible things" when by them we may bring honour to our Saviour and help to extend His kingdom?II. 3. the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes The psalmist makes no reference to his father, but his mother's pre-eminent piety stands before him still, and he recognizes it as one of his choicest blessings when he says, "I am Thy servant and the son of Thine handmaid." Will you not take the cup of salvation? We should not then find that God's gifts hid Him from us. "The sorrows of death compassed him" — came crowding round him on every side, till there seemed to be no escape; and the "pains of hell" — the mysteries of the unseen world and the darkness of the grave — "got hold upon him." But whether or not such retribution overtakes the unjust steward in this life, there can be no doubt that when the Lord returns He will require the balance-sheet to be presented — a balance-sheet in which the receiving and the rendering alike will he faithfully chronicled; and then the Lord "will render unto every man according to his work."I. )LinksPsalm 116:12 NIVPsalm 116:12 NLTPsalm 116:12 ESVPsalm 116:12 NASBPsalm 116:12 KJVPsalm 116:12 Bible AppsPsalm 116:12 ParallelPsalm 116:12 Biblia ParalelaPsalm 116:12 Chinese BiblePsalm 116:12 French BiblePsalm 116:12 German BiblePsalm 116:12 CommentariesBible Hub. I. Son of Joseph. God communicated His whole fulness to the Church for ever when He sent His Son, and when His Son sent His Spirit. Prayer is the basis of fellowship with God. What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me. Cup of Salvation. Illegitimate Son of Mary. which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto Brethren, "in your patience possess ye your souls.". Jn 8:32, (Psa 116:12) "What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits H. Grooves.The two component parts of true religion are receiving and rendering. "Precious in the sight of the Lord was the death of His saint;" i.e. We should love Him because He has expressed His great love for us. … "Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it." Nothing would be too great for us to attempt, nothing too small for us to put our strength into. One point of difference between the godly and ungodly is that the former see God in connection with their cup, and that the latter see Him not. We no longer must be held captive in 'sin's dread sway'. Will you not be the Lord's servant and pay your vows in the presence of His people?II. More glory comes to God. Past and present gifts on the part of God should encourage us in three things — prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. )Taking all God offersS. / -a) Micha 6, 6.7. NOW, I note HOW DEEP THAT THOUGHT GOES INTO THE HEART OF GOD. 2. G. Take the cup entirely, which you have taken but partially, and with the taking of every cup call upon the name of the Lord.(S. SOME THOUGHTS SUGGESTED BY THE QUESTION. Then in his pain and misery he cried unto the Lord, and God heard his voice and his supplication. CalvaryTruths.com ccTheHarvest.com Jesus loves you! NOW, I note HOW DEEP THAT THOUGHT GOES INTO THE HEART OF GOD. There may possibly be a reference here to a part of the Passover ritual. The psalmist’s question is rhetorical. He inclined His ear to me, and that is why I call upon Him (v. 2). IT AFFORDS SUPREME GRATIFICATION TO HIS PATERNAL LOVE. ", (John 14:15) "If ye love me, keep my commandments.". But now let us look at THE ELEMENTS WHICH MAKE UP THIS REQUITAL OF GOD IN WHICH HE DELIGHTS. Take what you have and you will find that you have all that you need.(A. A personal God.2. H. Resting and walking before the Lord did not seem like enough. Do you take this name of the Lord as a test. Being fickle themselves, they believed their gods were also fickle. 4. The Jewish father at the head of his family on the old Passover day, at a certain period in the family feast, solemnly lifted the wine cup and breathed a thanksgiving to God, and then drank of it with all around him. 1. How many of us have to thank God for this priceless benefit — the benefit of a pious parentage and religious training!III. God's Goodness Is Like the Prodigal Son's Father, (Luke 15:22-23) "But the father said to his servants, Bring forth Do you take this name of the Lord as a test. Martin. And now, with health restored and life prolonged, the psalmist cries, "What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits towards me?" He is a prayer-hearing and prayer-answering God.2. Let us tell them of that country, and lead them thither, but let us also tell them to be patient here. But is that all which can be said in explanation of this principle? Commentaries on Psalms 116:12-19: Calvin | Matthew Henry | Jamiesson, Fausset, Brown. The Lord had redeemed his soul from death. The heart's gratitude is all the saint can give in return for mercies that are fresh with every hour, and as numerous as the seconds in the day. Shall we be content to tell them of a better land? Menge 1949 (V1): Wie soll ich dem HErrn vergelten / alles, was er mir Gutes getan? )What will you doW. I want to share with you some ideas from Psalms, which I have found to be a treasure of sermon ideas, particularly for what we sometimes call "Saturday Night Specials." (3)When there is an absence of all thought of human merit.II. Partaking of this cup also means that we trust our Lord. GOD'S SERVANT SEEING GOD IN WHAT HE TAKES. H. (2)When our heart is in our praises. "Take!" Psalm 116:12 NIV Psalm 116:12 NLT Psalm 116:12 ESV Psalm 116:12 NASB Psalm 116:12 KJV Psalm 116:12 BibleApps.com Psalm 116:12 Biblia Paralela Psalm 116:12 Chinese Bible Psalm 116:12 French Bible Psalm 116:12 Clyx Quotations OT Poetry: Psalm 116:12 What will I give to Yahweh (Psalm Ps Psa.) "Precious in the sight of the Lord was the death of His saint;" i.e. "Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it." Martin.In the Bible "the cup" is used to represent the condition of a man, his circumstances, and his portion (Psalm 11:6; Psalm 16:5; Psalm 23:5; Psalm 60:3; Psalm 75:8). He understands that he has received much from Yahweh, … At first glance, a psalm of thanksgiving may seem like an ill-suited choice for Maundy Thursday. Verse 12-13. He is a prayer-hearing and prayer-answering God.2. That thief on the cross said simply, 'Lord remember me…' and the Maclaren, D. D."What shall I render?" There is an old legend of an enchanted cup filled with poison, and put treacherously into a king's hand. THE BENEFITS RECEIVED.1. 1. Psalm 116:1-19: Prayer Answered, Love Nourished: Psalm 116:1-19: Reality of Answer to Prayer THE RETURN MADE FOR THESE BENEFITS. You may want to have your bulletin open to that page as we contemplate Psalm 116 and meditate on how it points to tonight’s events, the events of Maundy Thursday. THE DEATH OF THE SAINTS IS A GREAT AND MOMENTOUS EVENT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD. This is the true infusion which gives sweetness to whatever of bitter, and more of sweetness to whatever of sweet, the cup may contain, when the name of the Lord is pronounced above it. Being fickle themselves, they believed their gods were also fickle. How many of us have to thank God for this priceless benefit — the benefit of a pious parentage and religious training!III. If we carried that spirit with us into all our small duties, sorrows, and gladnesses, how different they would all seem! Take the cup which you have overlooked and despised. 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