1 Chronicles 17:16-27 – Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said:
“Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 17 And as if this were not enough in your sight, my God, you have spoken about the future of the house of your servant. You,Lord God, have looked on me as though I were the most exalted of men.
18 “What more can David say to you for honoring your servant? For you know your servant, 19 Lord. For the sake of your servant and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made known all these great promises. 20 “There is no one like you, Lord, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. 21 And who is like your people Israel—the one nation on earth whose God went out to redeem a people for himself, and to make a name for yourself, and to perform great and awesome wonders by driving out nations from before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt? 22 You made your people Israel your very own forever, and you, Lord, have become their God. 23 “And now, Lord, let the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house be established forever. Do as you promised,24 so that it will be established and that your name will be great forever. Then people will say, ‘The Lord Almighty, the God over Israel, is Israel’s God!’ And the house of your servant David will be established before you. 25 “You, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. So your servant has found courage to pray to you.26 You, Lord, are God! You have promised these good things to your servant. 27 Now you have been pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, Lord, have blessed it, and it will be blessed forever.”
Who am I, Lord? What a question for the ages and one I have asked repeatedly. So many of us look down upon ourselves, filled with unbelief regarding our very lives and existence. When God delivers a message to us, do we question it or do we immediately go before God in humble prayer as David did? Why do we think these promises are not for us?
THERE IS NO ONE LIKE OUR GOD!
Even, in all our sinfulness, God is willing to meet us where we are. David did not get jealous, he did not show resentment. David put on PRAISE and thanked God for HIS will and not his own. God doesn’t always choose our ideas to implement so are we going to be grateful and accept God’s decisions since He knows what is best for us?
Who are YOU? The God of Heaven wants to know you, feel your pain, look upon you even in your lowly state, comfort you, guide you, and give you PEACE.
You can read 1 Chronicles 17-20 about God’s promises and David’s victories at www.biblegateway.com.. What a testimony to God’s favor and mercy upon us all! Join in the discussion by posting comments or questions below and let’s do this together!! #ReadtheBible #bgbg2 #BibleGateway #newbeginnings #1Chronicles
To further your reading, and to dive a bit deeper, consider this from
Isaiah 9:7 – Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this.
Even in the darkness, God made a promise that would forever change us and save us. He promised us hope, a light for the world. He promised us a Counselor. Jesus is the answer to this promise that was fulfilled more than 400 years later. I am so grateful that even the promises for my life may have everlasting effects on the generations to come!