Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah Psalm 68:19
People are always seeking out having special benefits in many different ways. It is common for workplaces to give their workers some benefits in working there, free food, discounted prices of merchandise or services, discounts on local events and much more. These benefits are little perks that that are ways that businesses can say thank you to those working for them. It gives people a slight advantage above those not working there and sometimes will encourage others to begin working in that place.
David writes in this psalm that God, who daily gives out benefits to them and is their salvation, is to be blessed.
The world understands the blessing of benefits and will often seek for them. Without benefits, people will often turn to another place. Getting a benefit is bonus that encourages people to remain loyal and dedicated to something or someone.
Although most people do not always recognize them, God is pouring out benefits daily upon those who follow Him. There is His peace when a person’s world is in chaos and turmoil. Joy while in the midst of pain and suffering. Hope when the world is showing disaster and no hope. Meaning to life in a world searching for purpose. Forgiveness for those who are guilty of wrong. His presence when everyone else has left. Ultimately, salvation with eternal life in heaven with God.
It may be difficult for some people to see these benefits in the midst of the daily struggles, but they are there. All a believer needs to do is be willing to open the spiritual eyes to see what God is doing or has already done, then give God praise for those benefits that the world cannot know nor have.
From the moment you chose to follow Jesus, God is on your side to build you up and provide more than you need. He is willing to load you up daily with the benefits of following Him and turning away from the sin and death of this world.
When the world is trying to turn you away from God, stop and take a moment to realize all the benefits you have in following God. See how blessed you are in Christ Jesus and give God praise for what He has done for you and is doing for you each day.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the benefits God provides you each day; and that you will give God praise for what He has done for you.
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