Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. Psalm 68:19
I read from a fellow blogger that her husband was concerned about using company benefits, the boss assured him, that they were payed for. It was alright. Most people would be glad to run up a tab at a restaraunt, or taking vacations.
You hear that sort of thing all the time on the news that someone in power has abused their funds or had work done on their house. But this time we are talking about someone who has real power, Jesus, and He paid for our benefits, and our salvation. In fact, He over paid.
Sometimes, we may be like this man, concerned about using our Savior’s benefits. I used them more than I thought and sometimes less.. He paid for them, I am a believer, they are mine, whether I use them or not. But just what are these benefits?
Salvation includes a lot of things, healing, deliverance and protection, eternal life, angel to minister to us and for us. We are covered by the blood of Jesus, whether we know it or not. We are not supposed to choose sin but we have an advocate if we do. By the same token, we are not to dwell on what has been forgiven. We can choose His peace or worry.
His peace, is a benefit. His joy. His grace. God’s love is eternal and is new every morning. Psalm 103 tells us what we can be thankful for and more each day. He has redeemed us from the pit, hell, the lake of fire. And redeemed us from destruction.
He heals our sickness and diseases. He crowns us with loving kindness, righteousness. We could never have achieved that on our on. He satisfies our desires. Satisfaction is a fleeting thing for most people. It is not in Jesus. He is the only one who can satisfy our desires. He fills our lives with good things.
And He renews our youth. Yes, He is the fountain of youth and truth. He keeps us young and healthy. We are supposed to be like Him. In Him we are forever young.
And praise isa benefit, Communion is a benefit, worship is a benefit, the rest of Hebrews 4 is a major benefit, and the place from which to pray. I learned the hard way, always going at everything from panic, dread or indecision. He is a good Father and gives good gifts. And He never takes them back. James 1:7 So let’s take advantage of our benefits package. We have many spiritual gifts. Read 1 Corinthians 12 and 13 also. And let’s praise the Lord for and forget not all His benefits. Rebecca Jones