“How Can I Repay You?” (Psalms 116:12-14)

“How can I repay you?”

His eyes twinkled. “You can’t!”

I smiled and placed my hand on his shoulder. “Well at least let me pay you for the cost of it.” 

He shook his head, “Your money is not good here. That’s what friends do for each other.”

Many years ago, a good friend of mine surprised me with a gift for which he knew I was searching. It was unexpected and greatly appreciated. We are still friends and I have tried to reciprocate his kindness by always being available to him when he needs assistance. Between friends, kindness and thoughtfulness is a beautiful way to express gratitude for an unexpected gift. What about God? He is the Almighty Creator of the Universe. He sustains my life and all living creatures with His will. How can I thank Him when He blesses me? He created and owns everything in this world. There is no material possession that I can give Him to express my gratitude. Is there anything that I can do to repay Him?

What can I offer the LORD for all he has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the LORD’s name for saving me. I will keep my promises to the LORD in the presence of all his people. 

Psalms 116:12-14 (NLT)

I express my gratitude to God by praising Him and telling others what He has done for me. The proof for others to know my sincerity is when they see me obeying Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. As the beautiful old hymn by John Sammis states, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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