1 Chronicles 29:14-18 (New King James Version)
14] But who am I, and who are my people, That we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, And of Your own we have given You. 15] For we are aliens and pilgrims before You, As were all our fathers; Our days on earth are as a shadow, And without hope. 16] “O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have prepared to build You a house for Your holy name is from Your hand, and is all Your own. 17] I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here to offer willingly to You. 18] O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the intent of the thoughts of the heart of Your people, and fix their heart toward You.
The Source of Giving
Spend some time focusing attention on your financial blessings, opportunities and responsibilities. Begin preparing yourself with the reminder that even the where withal to give comes from God.
In the passage for today, King David thanks God for the wonderful offering the people gave to build the temple became a testament to the greatness of God. In his prayer of thanksgiving, David acknowledges that all things come from God, even that which is offered back to Him. our gifts to the Lord are but a part of the abundance He provides to us. It's all about God.
FOR TODAY: List five material blessings from God.