I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. (Psalm 116:1-2)
The above psalm is one of the Passover psalms (Ps. 113-118) that was most likely recited by Jesus on the night of His arrest as He was celebrating Passover with His disciples (Luke 22:15).
The author of this psalm is unknown; however it reflects the psalmist’s love for the Lord. The wording of "I love the Lord" in Hebrew suggests deep excitement and emotion. He has inclined His ear to me: As in psalm 40:1, these words speak of the love of God: He bends from His place of glory to meet the needs of His people.
My wife and I just returned home from a wonderful and lovely three days camping trip on the Oregon coast. While walking along the sandy beach and looking out at all of God’s beautiful creation, I began to think of the love I have for our Lord.
It is so amazing that our loving and Holy God would even think about a sinner like me, but He heard my voice when I pleaded for mercy and forgiveness. God heard my voice when I accepted His Son, Jesus into my life as my Savior and Lord. God heard my supplications because He inclined His ear just for me, a sinner, who humbled himself before the Almighty. I will forever call upon the Lord my God as long as I shall live.
Like the lyrics to this old Christian hymnal: Thank you Lord for saving my soul. Thank you Lord for making me whole. Thank you Lord for giving to me, my great Salvation so rich and free. Amen.