” Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and the earth is yours; Yours is the Kingdom, O Lord, and Yours it is to be exalted as Head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hands are power and might; in Your hands it is to make great and to give strength to all.
Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name and those attributes which that name denotes. But who am I, and what are my people, that we should retain strength and be able to offer thus so willingly? For we are strangers before You, and sojourners, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope or expectation of remaining.
O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build You a house for Your holy Name and the token of Your presence comes from Your hand, ans is all Your own. I know also, my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy Your people who are present here offer voluntarily and freely to you….”
As our weekly delight in reading is taking from the book of 1 Chronicles 29: 11 – 19. Please! Please continue reading the Bible! This is Life!!!
Joshua 1: 8 ” This Book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. “
David, the Kind after the heart of God, saw everything in life…poverty, riches, power, possession, abandonment, rebellion of children, success and all…:
- David acknowledges in this prayer the sovereignty of God – verse 11;
- David acknowledges the uncertainty of man – verse 15;
- David examines his motivations – verse 17;
- David’s request – verse 18, and finally;
- David’s prayer for his son – verse 19.