When we start a new job, we tend to focus on one thing – the salary. But your salary is just part of your value to the company. You have a benefits packet that in some cases can value more than your salary.
Did you know as Christians we have a benefits packet? Most of us focus simply on our salary – our get out of hell free card. Which, don’t get me wrong is pretty fantastic! We are saved and we get to spend eternity beholding Jesus, in the Father’s presence and dancing! Woohoo!
But Jesus’ death and resurrection provided us with so much more. It is the greatest benefit package in the history of man. Our packet includes but is not limited to: forgiveness of all our sins, healing of ALL our diseases, redemption from the pit, crowned with loving kindness, satisfying of our desires with good things, renewing of our youth, fellowship with a compassionate, gracious, slow to anger God, restoration as sons & daughters, a guarantee all things will work together for our good, joy, peace, love, patience, kindness, sin nor fear is no longer our master, equipping for every good work, a VIP pass into the Father’s presence, Jesus and the Holy Spirit dwelling within us, the Father’s private cell phone line, freedom, hope, resurrection power, favor, righteousness, wisdom, gifts of the Spirit, acceptance, adoption, a new blood line and so much more!
This is our benefit packet. This is what we get to partake of here, on earth. Read your benefits (they can be found in the bible). Then enjoy them. Jesus endured the atrocities of the cross so that we could be restored to son’s and daughters and walk in the Fulness of God’s love. Partake of your benefits!
“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, 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. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”
Psalm 103:1-6, 8 NIV