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The Benefits Package: Salary and Bonuses

Psalm 103:1-5 (NIV)

“Praise the LORD, O my soul, all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O 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.”

Item 5 in our benefits package: Salary and Bonuses.

Look at the last part of verse 5: “who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” and think of Christmas morning. A large box sits in the middle of the living room. Inside the box sits another, and another, and another. Finally you unwrap the final box and the contents spill out.

Socks.

White socks.

Really? You deflate like a balloon. Mom and Dad are laughing and then, you find it. A key in the toe of a sock, leading to a locked door and ______________. Fill in the blank with your favorite treasure. You go nuts like those videos of people who got puppies for Christmas, and maybe you just did.

God knows your heart’s desires, the real ones, not simply the latest electronic or outfit, but what really stirs your heart. Psalm 37:4 NIV says, “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Every day brings His provision and His gifts. “Praise the LORD and forget not his benefits.”

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