Sent on September 28, 2016
Greetings to all:
Although these words may not be spoken audibly, “What’s in it for me?” is the question at the forefront of most people’s minds when deciding whether to do something or not.
While we would often say that asking this question presents a wrong attitude, we must realize that we all consider it from time to time. If we continue to get nothing in return for the effort we put into things, it is usually good decision to change course.
Therefore, it is important to evaluate one’s efforts in order to be good stewards of our time and resources. When it comes to serving as a citizen of the kingdom of God there is much in it for you.
The best place to look in identifying the benefits of the Kingdom is in the Constitution of the Kingdom—the Bible. When looking at “what’s in it for me” there are some wonderful answers.
David begins Psalm 103 telling us to forget none of His benefits. He then goes on to tell us what these benefits are:
- He forgives your sins (wow! What an awesome benefit, to know your sins are not being held against you).
- He heals your diseases (God honours His word declaring “I AM the Lord your Healer”—Exodus 15:26).
- He redeems you from hell (Jesus has taken away the fear of death letting us know heaven is waiting for us).
- He crowns you with love and mercy (God lets us in on His nature—2 Peter 1:4).
- He wraps you in goodness (His goodness is your comfort).
- He renews your youth (youthfulness is everlasting in His presence).
- He always judges with righteousness for the oppressed (no more needing to fight for justice for yourself).
These are a few “what’s in it for me” answers. These are awesome benefits of God’s Kingdom.
Now if God is asking “What’s in it for Me?” what should be your response? It must be: “I shall love the LORD my God with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. I shall love my neighbor as myself” (Matthew 22:37).
You are wonderfully blessed by our awesome Father who desires all people to come to Him.
May your day be one of remembering His undying love and devotion to you…
Love to all…