Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.” Psalms 116:5. If you are in Christi pray that you may never come into the soul-agony that the backslider knows. 1 I love the LORD, who listened. The following words (Psalm 116:5), Gracious is the Lord, may be taken as part of his prayer, as a plea to enforce his request and encourage his faith and hope: "Lord deliver my soul, for thou art gracious and merciful, and that only I depend upon for relief." THE BELIEVER'S STATEMENT OF FAITH. In death they would no more see - so they feared - God's power and glory as they had seen them in the sanctuary (Psalm 63:2). "God be merciful to me a sinner," — what is that but "Forgive us our trespasses"? A very natural prayer, was it not? Not as … Through prayer (ver. When we are saved, people will know it. But the case was worse than this, for the poor soul felt no alleviation and knew of no escape. O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Remember, too, that if your distresses are like David's you may use the same prayer, because you have the same promises. Many a troubled conscience feels the sorrows of death; that is to say, he is the subject of griefs similar to those which beset sinners on their dying beds. But this is not often the case. (Ver. Example: Psalm 15. Begin at once, O sinner. Psalm 116 may be a very good place to begin. Who is not free from sorrow when he is free from the fear of the death-penalty? But the writer of this psalm did believe in them, as did all the saints of his day. How it was won. When the soul feels itself shut out from God; when it has no hope; when nothing but the Divine condemnation seems possible to it; when it knows and feels itself to be utterly and hopelessly wrong; when it gazes wistfully upon the blessed promises of God, but is in abiding despair as to ever realizing them - is certain it never shall; and that for it there is nothing but the fearful looking for of God's indignation and of his fiery wrath. 6 The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. This psalm is a wonderful testimony of praise, giving glory to God for all the things He did to undertake for the psalmist. GOD'S ESTIMATE OF THE CHRISTIANS DEATH, PRECIOUS. These were the sorrows of death and the pains of hell, and they caused the deepest spiritual distress. What did you get? Then the psalm describes the distressing circumstance now past (verse 3), recalls a prayer for help (verse 4) along with the Lord’s … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19" Try it free for 30 days. "I found trouble and sorrow;" so that he looked for something, but the only result of his search was that he found trouble and sorrow. 2. He gained a great deal more than he asked for. 4. (Psalm 107:2, Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Peter 3:15) Thinking of personal testimonies, I want us to go to Psalm 116 and look at the personal testimony of a psalmist whose identity is hidden. First, he called — called upon God's name, lifted up his heart, and lifted up his voice, and called as a man might do who is lost in a fog and calls to a neighbour, hoping to hear a voice that will guide him; or as one who is far away in the bush of Australia and gives a call in the hope that some human voice may respond to it. And, compared with our own, that light was very dim. I not only begin the better life, but go and keep on in it. That is why the Lord heard David's prayer — because He is gracious, and He loves to show grace to sinners. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NKJV Chronological Study Bible Notes notes. "My feet from falling." We do not know when the *psalmist wrote Psalm 116. So is all real prayer. Psalms 116, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a … All prayers may be condensed into it, or distilled from it. As the sorrows of death and the pains of hell, If till now you have never been convicted of sin, If you are in Christi pray that you may never come into the soul-agony that the backslider knows, If from any cause such distress be on you, go and declare to others what God has done for your soul, The Experience Of A Deeply Distressed Soul. gracious. He knew that delays are dangerous. 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