5 Benefits in Loving God.
What are the benefits of loving God?
Psalm 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Psalm 68:19 Blessed [be] the Lord, [who] daily loadeth us [with benefits, even] the God of our salvation. Selah.
Psalm 116:12 What shall I render unto the LORD [for] all his benefits toward me?
There are huge benefits in loving God.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Matthew 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Matthew 22:39 And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
If you love someone his commandments are not a chore
When you go shopping you pick the items that are most beneficial to you.
There are countless benefits in loving God.
Listed below are 5 benefits of loving God.
1- God is Unchanging.
People change but God never changes
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
God is not moody, He is ever rejoicing
In the presence of God there is fullness of Joy
God wants us to come before Him just as we are.
Numbers 23:19 God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
God works and we just stick to what works.
2- God Hides us from our enemies.
Psalm 27:5 (KJV) 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
He will prevent the wicked one from harming us. God will always hide us from our enemies.
1 Samuel 19:1 And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David.
1 Samuel 19:2 But Jonathan Saul’s son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret [place], and hide thyself:
1 Samuel 19:3 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou [art], and I will commune with my father of thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee.
The strategy to hid from SAUL
1 Samuel 24:3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where [was] a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.
1 Samuel 24:4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.
1 Samuel 24:5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt.
1 Samuel 24:6 And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD’S anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he [is] the anointed of the LORD.
1 Samuel 24:7 So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on [his] way.
1 Samuel 24:8 David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.
1 Samuel 24:9 (KJV) 9 And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men’s words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?
1 Samuel 24:10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and [some] bade [me] kill thee: but [mine eye] spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he [is] the LORD’S anointed.
1 Samuel 20:20 And I will shoot three arrows on the side [thereof], as though I shot at a mark.
1 Samuel 20:21 And, behold, I will send a lad, [saying], Go, find out the arrows. If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows [are] on this side of thee, take them; then come thou: for [there is] peace to thee, and no hurt; [as] the LORD liveth.
1 Samuel 20:22 But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows [are] beyond thee; go thy way: for the LORD hath sent thee away.
1 Samuel 20:23 ( And [as touching] the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD [be] between thee and me for ever.
THE HIDING PLACE
The company you should enjoy most is the company of GOD
Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Psalm 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence.
God should be the first Person we should always run to.
God should always be our first point of contact.
Don’t ask God for things and have in your own mind what the answer should be.
We must learn to wait on the Lord for the answer He has for us.
Everything God does works together for our good.
God is working things out for you, don’t panic, wait on the Lord.
We are imperfect the as for the Lord ALL His ways are PERFECT.
3- He is our Shepherd
Psalm 23:1 [[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psalm 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalm 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
There are some friends who laugh with you but behind you they laugh at you.
4- He gives us Peace
Many people are looking for peace from the wrong places, forgetting that Jesus is the ONLY source of PEACE
Jesus Christ is the prince of peace and the only true source of peace and not yoga. You cannot replace anything with the true giver of Peace.
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.
5- He corrects those He love
Psalm 127:2 [It is] vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: [for] so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Please understand serving God is not doing God or the Pastor or the Church a favour, you are doing yourself a favour as the benefits accrue to you and your family and not to anyone else.
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