Bible Promise for the Day – The Lord’s Daily Benefits

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 68:19 “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.”

The Psalmist in this chapter wants to give thanks to the Lord for His “daily” benefits. This man had learned to recognize that God is behind all the daily benefits that His people enjoy.

These blessings do not come by chance, or karma, but the Bible tells us that every good thing comes from God. He is the Source of it all.

While people, even believers, often focus on the things they do not have, it is important to see the many things we possess that money cannot buy. Once those things are recognized, and when the child of God can learn to be thankful for them, his or her joy will greatly increase, and so will their praise to God.

Even some secular leaders are recognizing the value of taking some time every day to be thankful. Of course, the Christian thanks God for it all.

Can you thank God for the daily blessings? Have you even realized that you could be in a hospital bed somewhere today, possibly dying? If you are not, God has given you health, ability to breathe, you can think, and most of you are able to work and earn money. Your heart is still ticking, you can eat, and walk. You probably live in a house that is air-conditioned, have a phone, some Christian friends, and a church to go to. In this country, you can also have and read a Bible, listen to sermons on radio, etc.

Of course, when you get thinking about it, this list is only a beginning. The Psalmist’s reaction to thinking about all these things was to offer praise to God. What a great way to start a day – recognizing that God gave us another day to live, health, and the opportunity to live today for such a good God!

The greatest blessings of all, however, are not physical ones. The Christian who seeks to do the will of God and keeps sins confessed, also experiences salvation by faith, the peace of God, access to God in prayer, His guidance, the indwelling Holy Spirit, freedom from guilt, victory over sin, and much more. Wouldn’t you agree that we have a lot of benefits to be thankful for?

Bible Promise of the Day – The Promise of Guidance

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 32:8,9 “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.”

Many times in the Bible believers are given the promise that God will guide. The above Bible verses are merely one example.

As the verses teach, a believer can expect God to guide them through the day. This does not mean an audible voice or a roadmap. He speaks primarily through the Scriptures, and in our hearts, and sometimes through the circumstances we face.

The only way a Christian can hear Him speaking, however, is to walk close to Him. This means putting away known sin and making yourself available for service – all day long. As you know, it is easy to get too busy to hear Him speaking in your heart, and then opportunities are missed.

The Christian that wants God’s guidance can have it. As God tells us in this verse, don’t be like a horse or other animal that has to be forced to go this way or that. God loves us and he does not force us to obey Him. The child of God should love the Lord and gladly want to do His will, since it leads to blessing.

Oftentimes, when you do not know what to do, it is good to stop and ask for guidance and sit down and spend some extra time reading the Bible. If an answer does not come right away, you may need to wait for it – but stay in the Word and prayer. Be careful not to make decisions before praying about them and making sure you really want His will alone.