Psalm 103 & Psalm 116
Psalm 116 is, as many scholars would say, the second most well-known psalm in the Psalter. It is a psalm that they Israelites would read (or recite) as part of the Passover feast. It is quite possible that Jesus and the disciples recited these verses (or even sung them) as they made their way to the Garden of Gethsamane the night before Jesus was crucified. In this psalm, the writer pledges his allegiance to God because of God’s love and goodness (verses 1 & 2). Would you say that you have a “loyal love” toward God? One that is characterized by your faithfulness because of His work on the Cross? Do you recognize that His work, through Jesus, is what makes it possible for us to “lift the cup of salvation” (v.13) and celebrate our deliverance from sin and death?