The psalmist begins by declaring his love for the Lord. His love is based on God’s willingness to hear his prayers. The writer also pledges his allegiance to the Lord for all his life. When he felt the pains of death, he called on the name of the Lord for deliverance. But when He called upon the Lord, he was delivered and blessed. The Lord delivered His soul from death, and his eyes from fear. He then says:
Psalm 116:12–14 (NKJV)
12 What shall I render to the Lord
For all His benefits toward me?
13 I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the Lord.
14 I will pay my vows to the Lord
Now in the presence of all His people.
The psalmist speaks of the death of the saints and how their death is precious in the sight of God. He loves to welcome His saints home. He then again pledges his servitude to the Lord.
This song of devotion and praise was designed to highlight God’s great ability to deliver and save. Declare the power of God to save! Declare His might over many nations and men of renown. He is the Great God Jehovah. Give Him praise!