By Katherine Purdy
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth
us with benefits,
even the God of Salvation. Selah.”
John and I were discussing the other day how at times we hesitate to share the gospel with others. I’m not sure why; for we have so much good news to give!
It reminded me of my first weeks as a bank teller. Part of a teller’s job is selling. Now, I am one who says, “Thank you, I’m NOT INTERESTED” when a telemarketer calls. How could I possibly sell Money Markets and send people to our financial advisers when I don’t like getting a sales pitch myself? Then, I began to notice something interesting. Many people either didn’t have an account and had to be “thumb printed” every time they cashed their paychecks. Other customers were not taking advantage of accounts that could give them interest as well as other benefits. The elderly had their large “nest eggs” tucked away into a low interest bearing Savings Account. When I showed them what they earn with their current account and compared it with the benefits of having their monies in a Money Market Account or an Asset Management Account, most of them decided to upgrade their account. They were delighted with the benefits of their decision and one customer even sent a Thank You card after receiving her first statement.
As a believer, I am overwhelmed when I think of all the benefits that come with knowing
Christ as my Savior! Truly, He does “load us with benefits”! I want to remember this the next time I have the opportunity to share the Gospel. Just think, a home in Heaven and so much more!
- Access to the throne of God
- Peace in time of trouble
- Light for the way
- Fellowship with other believers.
- Friend who sticks closer than a brother.
- Future in Heaven
- Worship Him face to face.
- Lay crowns at His feet/Reward for service
- 1. Atmosphere
- a. Streets of gold
- b. Pearly Gates and other Gems
- c. Crystal Sea
- d. Fruit Tree/ bearing different fruit each season
- e. Marriage Feast
- 2. Personal
- a. No crying
- b. No Sorrow
- c. No pain
- d. No Dying
- e. No parting from loved ones
- f. Praises
Is Your Name Written Down in the Lambs Book of Life? If so, by His grace, you have access to His benefits daily – don’t waste all that He has given you.
(I wrote this a few years ago but the application still applies today – even though I would not suggest Asset Management Accounts today.)