How can I repay the LORD for all the good He has done for me? – Psalms 116:12
Even though David had a special relationship with God, he never knew the conversion experience shared by those who believe in Christ. The shepherd boy (who would also be psalmist and king) understood the necessary anointing of his Creator, but never the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. In spite of all this, David still expressed a deep obligation to his Maker and Protector, the great I AM (YHWH).
With that in mind, how obligated should those of us be who have been blessed to receive eternal salvation, transformation, abundant life, a calling, and a purpose? How shall we repay the Lord all the good he has done for us?
Let us worship the Lord (acknowledge His worth) and fulfill our vows in the presence of His people. Today (and every day) may our lives proclaim His presence in the midst of a world that knows Him not.
We fear not God because of any compulsion; our faith is no fetter, our profession is no bondage, we are not dragged to holiness, nor driven to duty. No, our piety is our pleasure, our hope is our happiness, our duty is our delight. – Charles Spurgeon