“How can I repay the LORD for all His goodness to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all His people.”
Psalm 116:12-14, NIV
Thinking back through this past year, all of us can think of many ways the LORD has been good to our
families, friends, communities, countries, and even the world. Things could have been much worse
than they were and are.
The Psalmist raises a great question for all of us to ponder over – “How can we ever repay the LORD
for His goodness – express our gratitude to Him?”
In the passage, we are given three ways that we can express our appreciation to God. First is to testify
of our salvation in Christ to those who do not know about it. The number of people who do not
acknowledge or accept God’s plan of salvation far outnumber those who do. Therefore, opportunities
abound to share God’s plan of salvation with them. In appreciation to God, whom can we share the
Secondly, we can continually worship God. To “call on the name of the LORD” is to continually worship
and depend on the God who saves. This makes perfectly good sense because the only one we can turn
to be saved or rescued is “to the one who has proven that He can deliver…” In appreciation to God,
let’s make our worship of God as constant and consistent as it can be.
Lastly, another way that we can express our appreciation to God is to keep our promises to Him.
Discipleship growth can be described as a series of commitments made and kept between the believer
and God. One way that we can repay God for His goodness to us is by fulfilling the commitments that
we have made to Him over the course of our walk with Him. Are there vows to God that we have not
fulfilled or have only partially fulfilled? Let’s make good on them, now!
We can repay God for His goodness. Start now; start here.