December 17, Permanent Benefits


Psalm 103:1-5  Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.  Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits —who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.   (NIV)

Promise:  God promises benefits to believers- forgiveness, healing, redemption, compassion, to satisfy me with good things and to renew my strength and vitality.

Why is it important to know this promise?

God’s character is revealed:  He is Holy, Merciful, Compassionate, Redeemer, Good, Provider, Strong, Vital, Sovereign, Savior, Love, Omnipotent, Powerful, Almighty God.

Promise provides me with:  a savior who redeems me and who knows the circumstances and problems of my life, assurance of his forgiveness, healing, compassion, provision, renewal in times of great weakness, hope and a vital, vibrant life in Him.

When you say the word benefits today, what comes to mind?  Health care, retirement, provision of good things.  God promises these and more!   This is just a short list of all the benefits we have through Christ.  God definitely wants us taken care of and where else can we receive forgiveness, mercy, compassion, provision, redemption and renewal?  Ephesian’s 1:3 says “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”   Through Christ we have everything God wants for us.  Again we are reminded that Christ is the reason for the season and our blessed Hope.  Reread Psalm 103:1-5 and thank Him for all the blessings He so richly bestows on us through faith in Jesus.

Live with hope and assurance today,


Here is the link to the radio interview I had yesterday.  God is faithful.  Even though I felt good about it – there was much I wished I’d said.  the 15 minutes went by soooo fast!  God blessedly gave me way more to say than I had time to express.


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