What shall I render to the LORD for all His benefits to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. Psalm 116:12, 13
I long for the day when Christians will once again be drunk with the salvation of the Lord. Filled to the brim with it. Heads and hearts swooning in it. Spilling out of their mouths, glowing on their faces, and extending out from their hands as they pour glass after glass of the saving grace of Jesus to everyone around them. This is the image suggested by Psalm 116:12, 13. We get drunk on the Kingdom, and then we lift our glasses to celebrate our King and invite others to get drunk right along with us. Paul intimates this very thing in Ephesians 5:18-21 when he tells us not to get drunk with wine, but be filled – get drunk – with the Spirit. Christians today are sipping, sipping, sipping on the glass of salvation, nibbling on the crumbs of Kingdom power, and wasting away for want of Kingdom reality in their souls.