What do you have in your life that can truly be considered as a benefit? Only the things in your life that enlighten you and cause you to grow can be considered as true blessings. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah” Psalms 68:19.
If benefits or rewards are from God and He daily loads them upon us like His Word conveys, we can be assured they will be those things that uplift us and inspire, not tear us down or mislead us. One word can start a conversation or start a war. It can change an expression of one of sorrow to one of joy and cause one to rejoice. Nothing changes a situation or a life like Jesus does when you call Him Lord. He is our only means of satisfaction and He alone can give us the blessed hope of a better end. When my heart is weary with this worlds bitter strife, He can comfort me and cause me to know that He is ever near. Near me to fulfill His promise to help me when I am in distress, when the enemy would question my sincerity and devotion.
If you have been given insight into the difficulties and problems of the day, that is a blessing; but, when you have not only been given true understanding, but also the ability and right to do something to eradicate or make a lasting change, then you have been offered a real challenge, a true benefit. GLH My Own Melody, LL