Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What's in it for Me?

Psa 103:1 A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Psa 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

It is all about the Lord, not us. However, seekers tend to wonder "what’s in it for them?"

Psalm 103 gives a pretty exhaustive list of the benefits of being a child of God.
1. Forgiveness
2. Healing
3. Redemption (anybody remember S&H Green Stamps?)
4. Lovingkindness
5. Tender Mercies
6. Satisfaction
7. Renewed Youth (a second chance at life)
8. Vindication
9. Mercy and grace
10. Heaven's patience 8-12
11. Heaven's pity 13
12. Consideration 14
13. A promise keeping God (as opposed to hell's imp who never delivers as promised) 18
14. A home in heaven 19
15. Pleasure in service 21

Compare that to what the world offers, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, and becoming a believer is an awfully good trade!

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isa 1:18

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