”Our Benefit Package”


‘’Our Benefit Package’’

Scripture Text: And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. Matthew 23:12 KJV

An employee benefit package normally consists of various insurance coverage like health, dental, eye, and life, flex spending, 401k retirement plans, short-term disability, family medical leave, sick time, vacation time and childcare. These types of benefits are so useful and valuable for each individual person or persons. The benefit package that a person or persons obtain by serving the Lord consists of love, peace, joy, wisdom, humbleness, eternal life in heaven, unity, and honor. The pressures to our benefits package by serving the Lord are pride, selfishness, sin, bitterness, jealousy, greedy, eternal punishment, and bad thoughts. We decide to do well, but we don’t really do it.  We make a decision not to do badly, but, even with the best of intentions, we do anyway. Our decisions, such as they are, don’t result in actions. To some extent, something has gone wrong deep within us and gets the best of us every time. It happens so frequently that it’s predictable. The moment we decide to do well, sin is there to trip us up. We can truthfully delight in God’s instructions, but it’s obvious that not all of us can join in that happiness. Part of us truthfully wrestles back, and just, when we least expect it, they take charge. We may have tried everything and nothing helps. Often we think we are at the end of the rope or that there is no one who can do anything for us.  Isn’t it with the best intentions that are the real question? Is our comeback, ”Thank God, You did it again Lord for me”? Or “Lord, You fixed it for me once again”’? Jesus Christ can and does give of things for us daily. He takes charge in these things and set those things right in our lives of opposition where we want to serve God with all our hearts and minds, but we are pulled by the influence of sin to do something totally different against his will for our lives. I am not ashamed of what the Lord has done for me. He has brought me through so much, and he has opened more doors for me to help others, and be a friend to those that he placed before me. I am so blessed to have him in my life. My prayer daily is to be the best example for him. That someone that may not know the Lord will see their need to serve Him.

By: Lynne Conley

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top