Are there really benefits given to those of us who live for God and His Kingdom? The Scriptures tell us that there are!
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits . . . (Ps 103:2)
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation. (Ps 68:19)
What might some of those benefits be?
The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned. (Ps 34:22) This is God’s promise to redeem the essence and character of His servants, as well as that—as we trust in Him—we won’t be scorned, abused, or belittled.
. . . and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. (Ps 37:19b) In famine, the Lord says that He will quench our hunger.
. . . but the Lord upholds the righteous. (Ps 37:17b) . . . for the Lord upholds him with His hand. (Ps 37:24b) The Lord supports, defends, and encourages us. Praise God!
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite [crushed] spirit. (Ps 34:18) The Lord comforts and heals us when we’re brokenhearted or feel crushed in spirit.
All flesh shall know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. (Isa 49:26c) The Lord will demonstrate to everyone that He is our God by showing His power on our behalf.
The Lord loves justice, and does not forsake His saints: they are preserved forever . . . (Ps 37:28a) God will never forsake us but He will save and sustain us always.
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. (Ps 5:12) God surrounds us with His blessings, esteem, kindness, and approval. Thank You, Lord!
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain [protect; support; defend] you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. [shaken] (Ps 55:22) As we share our concerns, problems, and heartaches with the Lord, He’ll protect us and prevent us from getting pushed around (bullied) by the enemy or by our circumstances.
And these are only the benefits from the Old Testament! There are more and BETTER benefits recorded in the New Testament. (Heb 8:6) Hallelujah!