“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O Lord, and this is Your Kingdom. We adore You as the One who is over all things.”
1 Chronicles 29:10b-11
Before you even begin to read this devotion, please take a few minutes to make King David’s prayer yours today. They are such powerful words, full of truth and honour to our incredible Heavenly Father.
David spoke this prayer as an offering to God in preparation for the temple construction by his son, Solomon. David unfortunately missed out on being the one who would erect the temple, but during his lifetime he accumulated enough wealth, that no expense would be spared in building God a House that was befitting of a Royal King. Yet David knew the reality, that God in fact didn’t need earthly wealth to be honoured. Everything in heaven and earth is God’s anyway. Yet there is something in there, worthy of noting; David wanted to give God his best.
Do we endeavour to give God our best? Do we recognise that all we have is God’s anyway. Moreover, can we join in with David, praising the God who is Lord over everything? We can see God’s glory everywhere: In the small birds that fly around in the morning air, the glorious sunset’s that light up the evening skies, the huge Antarctic mountain ranges covered with white snow. In fact there are so many examples of God’s splendour. Let us rejoice in all these and more so that we are saved and His children.
He is the One we adore. He is Lord over all things. To Him belongs the greatness, glory, power, victory and majesty!