RE Verse reading–Psalm 116:12-19, Mark 8:34-37, 2 Timothy 1:8-12 (day two) “What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?” (116:12) There is something very substantial here–a discipline frequently omitted by the blessed children of God. It is possible to sing “Count your many blessings” a thousand times and still never take the time to do what is being recommended. Psalm 116 is a song of praise from a person who has recovered from a serious illness (see vs 1-11) Rather than thank God for the lastest grace only, the writer wants to reckon ALL of God’s benefits, a whole lifetime of outpoured help. To do so requires some reflection–for him and for us. Will you start “this blessed arithmetic” (Spurgeon)? Has He given you health? Put it on your list! friends? family? opportunity? A new bride cannot be overwhelmed. Etiquette requires a thank you for every gift received. Should we be less careful? Will you begin your list today?