This may sound overly simplistic, but it’s a heck of a revelation. Do you know why God provided what He provided for you? We talk about WHAT God provided through Jesus — life and immortality, righteousness and rest from your works. But do you know WHY God wanted to provide these things to you? Do you know what his motive was? Here it is:
1 Timothy 6:17 (KJV) …God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy…
As simple as it may sound, God’s only motive in sharing everything that He has with you, through Jesus, was literally just to make you happy.
I’m not speaking about the happiness that the world can feel (a false happiness) that is based on family members, a new car, people‘s approval, etc. Those are all physical things that we should not take our joy from. I’m talking about the inheritance we have through Jesus.
God shared all of these things with you to simply make you happy. That is truly and genuinely His only motive. It was not self-seeking of Him and it was not for His benefit. It simply pleased God to make you one with Himself, in everything that He owns. So now you get to enjoy it together with Him (John 17:22).
Enjoy your benefits today, loved one of God!