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 for the Day – Peace in the Midst of Trouble

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

Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”

There is trouble all around the world. Turmoil, rebellion, and evil abound. Many people are stressed out about it, and political leaders are wringing their hands because there are no easy solutions in sight. The amount of pills and drugs being used, and growing, , along with crime and violence, testifies loudly that there is no peace.

The ones that are capable of keeping a cool head in the midst of trouble ought to be the child of God. This Bible verse reveals that God will enable them to have “great peace”, and it is incapable of being disturbed: “nothing shall offend them.” It certainly is real, as many believers will gladly testify.

No, the verse does not apply to just anyone that calls themselves a Christian, although it is available to all. They must love “thy law.” Of course, this is speaking of the law of God. Not just the Ten Commandments, but all of His principles.

Many believers, unfortunately, have picked up the spirit of the world, which is rebellion. All too often, when a preacher preaches the plain and clear Word of God, some believers will walk away and dismiss those precious truths with: “Well, that is just his opinion.” They never bothered to ask if that is what the Bible teaches or not. In so doing, or with similar statements, they cannot know the “great peace” this verse promises.

People are restless today. They seek entertainment, activity, popularity, drugs, etc., because they are bored and have no peace within. The Christian that loves God and the Word of God can have it every day. From frequent reading of the Word they can understand that the world is not without God’s control – He is still in charge, and He still cares for His own! For those who face the “valley of the shadow of death,” they can find peace there, too.

Christian, the peace of God this verse promises can be yours today. Why not talk to God about it right now, surrender afresh to do His will, and you will discover that it can be yours, too?

Christ Offers Salvation and a Better Life

Many people today are finding out that life is tough. There is stress and turmoil at work, in the nation, and often at home. Looking around the world, one quickly discovers more of the same. Money is tight for many people, and health problems can make matters worse. Of course, not everyone is feeling the pain of these things, but I know that many of you are.

When Christ walked on earth about 2,000 years ago, the situation was not much better. Hardship abounded in Israel, largely because the Roman soldiers were oppressive and cruel.

Into this mix of division, hardship, and suppressed dreams, Christ came. No, He did not attempt to overthrow the government and free Israel from the Romans. Still, He told them that He was the Door of the sheep, and in John 10:9 He promised: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

As the Door to Heaven itself, and the only One, Jesus Christ promised those who come to Him, salvation, daily sufficiency, and comfort. Along with it, He promised a better life in the very next verse (John 10:10): “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

The abundant life that Christ offers begins with forgiveness. The guilt of our sin against God can be heavy, but God promises forgiveness to those who seek it from Him. Face it, you know very well that guilt can produce stress; but God wants to take it away, if you are serious about turning from sin. God’s Word tells us that we all are sinners: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

If you will but come to the One Who loves you immensely – enough to send His own Son to die for you – He promises to forgive and save you from Hell, too. In that well-known verse, John 3:16, Jesus said: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Notice that the “abundant life” doesn’t begin until Christ gives it. This means you don’t have it yet. In fact, you can’t have it until your life gets in line with God’s plan for your life. Once you seek Christ for forgiveness and salvation, then you can also begin to know what the “peace of God” is in your heart. There won’t be any real peace there until you make peace with God first.

The abundant life Christ offers is not one in which everything is just fantastic every day. It won’t happen. What will happen after you come to Christ is that you will discover a new life, a new power to live the way God wants, and have His guidance through life from the Bible. There will also be so much more.

In order to receive God’s abundant life, you need to be willing to trade in the one you are living now. Why not ask Christ to forgive you of your sin right now, and ask Him for salvation and His abundant life?

Yours, for Salvation,
Evangelist Mike Valles

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P.S. – If you have still questions about salvation and the abundant life Christ offers, I encourage you to download my free eBook: How to Be Saved and Know It and read it carefully. It will answer many questions.