RE Verse reading–Psalm 116:12-19, Mark 8:34-37, 2 Timothy 1:8-12 (day six) “What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I shall lift up the cup of salvation” (116:12-13) Do you know anyone who is discomforted by a gift or a compliment? Someone who is awkward in receiving help? The strange thought of Psalm 116 is that our best gratitude to God is to thankfully and continually receive more. God is all-sufficient. He is not poorer for His generosity. We are ever needy. To humbly accept this fact about ourselves (and about Him) is a form of gratitude. Put another way, it dishonors God for us to refuse His help or imagine that we don’t need it. Similar to Acts 16. “What must I do to be saved?. . .Believe!” “What must we do to express thanks?. . Receive!” Other steps will follow later. The beginning, however, must be a heart humble and open to the further and fuller gifts of God.