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(Full) Psalm 116 KJV - I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice

(Full) Psalm 116 KJV - I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice

Pastor Yemi Adebanjo Pastor Yemi Adebanjo

Psl. 116

 I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

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Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.

For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

12 What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?

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13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.

14 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

16 Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.

18 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.

19 In the courts of the Lord's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.


Thought for the day: With God, you can do great things.



I watched a movie growing up about a woman that was looking for the fruit of the womb, she tried all she could but nothing was forthcoming, she decided to go and ask for a baby from one powerful tree in her village and she unknowingly promised the tree that she will give herself to the tree if she can bear a child, luckily to her she got pregnant and delivered a baby girl, she went back to the tree with a goat to fulfil her vow but the tree refused to take the animal and the tree held her down, she couldn’t leave again, that was when she remembered.

The lesson in this story is not to go to any tree to ask for anything but to be careful when you are making a vow to God and to man, and if you make any vow, note it and try all your best to fulfil it, may I tell you this that any vow you fail to pay will stand against you in the future in one way or the other.

It is always common for us in the face of challenges to make a commitment to God thinking He can only hear us when we make the vow, please be careful of the vow to make, don’t be a man of many words so that you can think before you talk it out

Twice in today’s bible reading, the writer said I will pay my vow to the Lord in the presence of His people, we don’t know the promise he made to God, probably he said he would dance before the whole congregation, or he will singlehandedly sponsor a project, whatever it is, he wants to fulfil his vow.

About 10 years ago, I was in school looking for a means of getting school fees, I went home on holiday and I discovered that my home church need to change its pulpit, I prayed earnestly to see who will buy it but nobody bought it, so I promised God that I will use my next income for it, behold my next income was my school fees, I was not at rest because of pledged to God, I took from my school fees and a nice pulpit was build for the church, I was so much happy, although, I suffered for the money I finally pay the money and God reward me in many ways for it.

My Counsel

Ø  If you have any vow you have not fulfilled, go and do it now, if you don’t have it, call them and tell them you will come and pay

Ø  Be careful before making any vow  in order not to put yourself in trouble



Father help me to think rightly and I am sorry for any vow I have failed to fulfil in Jesus' name. Amen

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