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Psalm 116 Mar. 7  1I love Yahweh, because He listens to my voice and my cries for mercy. 2Because He has turned His ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live. 3The cords of death surrounded me, the pains of Sheol got a hold on me, I found trouble and sorrow. 4Then I called on the name of Yahweh: Yahweh, I beg You, deliver my soul. 5Yahweh is gracious and righteous; yes, our God is merciful. 6Yahweh preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. 7Return to your rest, my soul, for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you. 8For You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. 9I will walk before Yahweh in the land of the living. 10I believed, therefore I said, I was greatly afflicted. 11I said in my haste, All men are liars. 12What will I give to Yahweh for all His benefits toward me? 13I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh. 14I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all His people. 15Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of His saints. 16Yahweh, truly I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid. You have freed me from my chains. 17I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the name of Yahweh. 18I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all His people, 19in the courts of Yahweh’s house, in the midst of you, Jerusalem. Praise Yah!   


116:2 Because He has turned His ear to me, therefore- The experience of answered prayer is an upward spiral; because prayer is answered, we are inspired to pray the more.
116:11 I said in my haste, “All men are liars”-  This verse likely strikes a chord with most of us; we have all likewise at times felt that relationships in this world are useless, nobody is to be trusted. 
116:13 I will take the cup of salvation- This cup was an allusion to one of the cups used at the Passover. In response to all God has done for us, we likewise respond by taking the cup at the communion service. Although our feelings and situations vary each time we take that cup, one strand of motivation within us for doing it should be our desire to do so in gratitude for all the Lord has done for us spiritually and physically. 
116:14 In the presence of all His people- As in :18, our devotion to God is to be expressed within the context of other believers. Out of church Christianity is a contradiction in terms; we cannot retreat into our own homes and consider we are Christians in the privacy of our hearts. Difficult as it often is, and notwithstanding all the dysfunctions of the church, the community of believers is to be the arena in which we make our response to God’s grace. Of course there may be multiple reasons why physical attendance at a literal gathering isn’t possible, all of which are appreciated by God, but so far as we can, we should in whatever way seek to be “in the presence of all His people”.