The psalmist asked the question (paraphrasing): What can I give to God in return of all of His benefit package?
Do you know what’s in the business package of Our Lord? This business package comes with grace (giving me what I don’t deserve) and mercy (not giving me what I deserve). It comes with lovingkindess, strength to withstand the wiles of the enemy, strength and courage to keep fighting in this race because the victory is gained through Christ Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. In the business package there is safety and security.
You can count of God to fulfill His promises to you….even though you don’t see them right now! The benefit package is won that was given to us…all we need to do is accept Christ Jesus, believe in His Word, obey Him and keep His commandments; the coverage is even extended; it is for you and your children.
There is assurance in the benefit package because He upholds whatever He has said concerning us. It’s His faithfulness that stands out and stands up when we need deliverance; He never leaves us because He is committed and faithful to His wayward people. His care of the benefit package is far beyond our comprehension. What we must do is PRAISE HIM in-spite of what may be going on. We must find peace, which is another added-value of the benefit package.
You can’t know the benefit package until you read it and accept its terms and agreement to be faithful, forgive, be giving, and love our neighbors and abstain from jealousy (Don’t hate on others because you delay your own benefit package!
PRAISE HIM that while you operated outside of the benefit package He kept you from yourself and others until you decided to surrender to His Will and His Way for your life!
God, I truly thank You for Your benefit package. I receive it. I want it all. I praise You for your patience with me. I thank you for being a sovereign God. I thank You for being a great God, not just for what You have done for me, but for You being omnipotent and omniscient. Thank You for open enrollment being everlasting because You are always willing to step in and help me wither the storm and make it to the other side called safety and deliverance. Thank You for having everything under Your feet (which means it’s already conquered in His name!) and in Your hand. You rule and You reign so I step aside, handing all my worries to You. I must hand them all over because they are too heavy and You said it’s a light thing to You! We see that Your benefit package is worth having. Thank You for who You are and what You do for me. I praise You. All glory belongs to You. We honor You. This prayer is signed, sealed and delivered. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Psalm 116:12-14 NLT | New Living Translation
What can I offer the LORD for all he has done for me? 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
and praise the LORD’s name for saving me. 14 I will keep my promises to the LORD
in the presence of all his people.
Psalm 103: 2 NIV | New International Version
Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits–
Deuteronomy 10: 21 NASB | New American Standard Bible
“He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.
Psalm 22:3 KJB | King James Bible
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.