A-h-h! The Benefits!
Psalm 68:19 (NKJV)
19 Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah
I wonder how many of you have had the privilege of knowing what it is like to enjoy special "benefits". As a pastor, I know what it is like to enjoy the benefit of special treatment depending on where I am. As a wife to a husband who was blessed to work for a good company, I know the benefits of having good, quality health insurance. As one who is self-employed, I know the benefits of being able to work at home or to work around my own schedule. So, I can say that I do know a little bit about the pleasures of having certain benefits.
Benefit defined, is something that is advantageous or good; an advantage: a payment or gift, as one made to help someone or given by an employer, an insurance company, or a public agency. When you look at the definition of this word, it sounds wonderful! It is meant to be a good thing to help people. Unfortunately, we live in a society where so many people who need the benefits cannot get them. You may even be one of them. If so, hold your head up because I have a word today that will bless you and it is found in God's word!!! He offers us the best benefit package that anyone can offer.
I don't know how often you think about how much God loves us. He thinks about us all the time. But He doesn't just think about us, He takes care of us. There is not a need that we have that He has not thought about before we ever had the need. There is not a day that we enter into where He has not ALREADY made provision for us. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the need that we overlook the Provider. When we do that, we miss one of the benefits of having benefits, which is peace.
Let's look at our text today in the Amplified versi