READING THE BOOK OF First Chronicles CHAPTER TWENTYNine.
Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.. (1 Chronicles 29:11 NIV).
LEARN FROM THE LAST DAY OF DAVID’S REIGN
Historical commentary.– As part of the appreciation for God’s care and blessings David gave a great contribution of his personal treasures to build the Temple. Then appealed to the military leaders and all the people, that they also express their gratitude to God. All were happy to participate and David was happy (verse 9). This kind of gratitude continues to be demonstrated throughout the world with people who contribute to the building of places of worship, participate, look for a church to help and experiance the joy David and the people of Israel feld.
- From verse 10 the chapter records a prayer of praise, David solemnly thanking God. He began his prayer with words of gratitude to God for what He had done, he exalts God for His infinite glory and grandeur. In the spirit of genuine humility, David gave all praise and honor to God recognizing that the victories won came by the power of God. David continues by acknowledging that the kingdom belongs to God, all the richness of the universe, everything is His. When we return our offerings or tithes, we are just returning what belongs to God, Jesus said, “For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever. Amen “(Matthew 6:13).
- The end of David’s life is similar to that of other great patriarchs, like Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. No other king of Israel died “very old and stricken in years, amid great honors and riches” (Vers 28). David died a giant in the faith, was the king who lived closer to God and remained faithful to God’s commandments.
God almighty. We give you glory, honor and our praise. Like David, you acknowledge that we are and is thanks to your power. Give us intelligence to achieve great victories in your name. Thanks for giving us unmerited blessings, In the name of Jesus, amen
By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios.