Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.
Before starting most jobs, I would have a talk with the Human Resource Director. I would hear what my job was going to be, the building I would be working in, who my supervisor would be, and so on. Then we would get to the good stuff. MONEY! I mean really, that is the reason I was there. First, I was told of my wage, overtime pay, unemployment, etc. Then they told me about my benefits. I would receive so many paid sick days, a profit-sharing program, paid insurance, holidays paid, 401K package, and more. WOW, Benefits! I like that. Benefits were something extra that the company was not required by law to give me, but they are adding them in to what I receive. Not only promising it to me, but they also wrote it in a contract with me that they have to live up to. At this point, I have done nothing to deserve any of these benefits. Nevertheless, they believe I am going to work for them, so they are willing to give me benefits.
When I was saved, I asked God to free me from sin, cleanse me from unrighteousness, and come into my heart. I believed that the death and resurrection of Jesus, the Son of God, paid the price for my sinfulness. His Word promised if I believed in Him, He would save me, and He did. Then came all the benefits! Not only did He save me, and give me a home in heaven, but He also put joy in my heart, which cannot be explained. He gave me peace of mind and a song in my heart. He has given me wisdom to handle daily affairs, as well as a new purpose and direction to live for. He has taken old habits, freed me from their bondage, and given me freedom to live for Him. All of the extra stuff I did not deserve. He wrote them all down in His Bible to show He would keep His word. BENEFITS!
What a joy it is to know Jesus loves us and wants us to receive all these benefits. The saved life is more than hope for tomorrow, it is peace and joy today. It is more than just salvation from hell, it is LIFE. Not just a life to come, but real life NOW. God daily loads us with BENEFITS!
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Micah 1-7 / Psalm 68 / Proverbs 13 / John 12
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Pro. 8-9 / 1 Co. 14
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director