Scripture: Psalm 116:1–116:19
Psalm 116 I love the Lord, because he has heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
 Because he inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
 The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
 Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”
 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
our God is merciful.
 The Lord preserves the simple;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
 Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
 For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;
 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
 I believed, even when I spoke: “I am greatly afflicted”;
 I said in my alarm, “All mankind are liars.”
 What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?
 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord,
 I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.
 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
 O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant,
the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.
 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the Lord.
 I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people
 in the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!
- Loving God requires God has first loved you.
- Loving God requires you love what is true about God.
- Loving God requires you profess love for God.