Daily Loaded with God’s Benefits

If and when we are blessed to be on the cusp of starting something new that’s notable and life-changing like a new job, new place to live, new year, etc., as Christians we are assured God isn’t just showing up for us in the big moments. He’s actually loading us up with his benefits on a daily basis. Psalm 68:18-19 tells us the following:

Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

In keeping with his character, the Lord Jesus, who has ascended on high, did it in order to receive gifts to share with us to reach out to us in love so we can experience his benefits daily. His daily mercies should prompt us to bless him with daily praises. Bearing the burden of our rebellious nature feeding our sins and weaknesses, Christ took the initiative to extend the gifts of grace and mercy to us that began a deep covenant relationship full of an innumerable amount of spiritual and natural benefits for us. This should in turn make us want to minister to each other with godly love.

What we are too weak to do for ourselves, the Lord Jesus can do for us. Even when we are able to use our own talents and skills to help ourselves and others acquire good things, the Lord has a hand in our talents, skills, and opportunities to bring those good things about, for it is he that giveth us power to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18). Every day may bring us challenges, and every day we need the Lord to help us with them. His daily benefits supply us with that help. They take us from strength to strength (Psalm 84:7) to keep us moving forward as the Lord orders our steps in good times and bad (Psalm 119:133).

The apostle Paul gave us an example of how he experienced God’s benefits daily so he could be God’s benefit to other believers. In 2 Corinthians 4, he stated:

15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Having been renewed day by day with the Lord’s daily benefits, Paul could conclude in v. 17, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory…” Of course, his appreciation for these benefits relied on the fact Paul knew he must “die daily” (1 Corinthians 15:31) in humble, loving obedience to the Lord having God’s promise in Hebrews 8:12–“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” Absorbing those principles into our own lives gives us a sense of purpose and eager anticipation for what the Lord will do in us and through us as we forge ahead.

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