I love the picture I get in my mind when I read 1 Chronicles 29: 10-20. King David is standing in the middle of more than 300 tons of gold and 638 tons of silver along with 675 tons of bronze with his arms stretched out, praising God saying “It’s all yours”.
I think about this passage whenever I find myself focusing on my money and my stuff.
Do you see that ‘my’ word crop up? The truth is – it’s not mine. Everything I have has been given to me by my Father God. He owns everything. I am just taking care of what he has given me while I’m here on earth. And I give some back to him because I’m grateful for all that he has given me.
So I join with King David in praise of my Father today with my version of these verses in 1 Chronicles –
It’s all yours, dear Father. Yours is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours.
Wealth and honor come from you alone for you rule over everything.
Power and might are in your hand and you decide who is made great and given strength.
Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone soon without a trace. But you, dear God, give us significance. You call us your sons and daughters and you delight in us.
We love you, Abba Father!