Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"It Comes From Him"

"But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee." 1 Chronicles 29:14

I believe one of the reasons why David was a man after God's own heart was because David understood something that I think we have perhaps forgotten. David knew that all he had belonged to God. He knew that everything that he gave to God was because God had given it to him. David knew that his strength came from God. He knew that whatever victory he had received was not because of his own might or power but because God gave him the victory. David knew that whatever work was accomplished through him it was because God was enabling him to do it.

David never took the credit for anything. He knew that without the Lord he had nothing and could do nothing. We later saw this same attitude in our beloved Savior Jesus. He acknowledged that without God He could do nothing. He always pointed to the Father as His strength, provider and the One who did the works.

We may be gifted. We may have certain abilities. We may have received victories. We may have financial, material or spiritual blessings, but they all came from God. Who is it that gives us the power to get wealth? The Lord. Who is it that gives us hind's feet in high places? The Lord. Who is it that gives us wisdom, a word in season, strength when we are weak, supplies all our needs and gives us our daily bread? The Lord, the Lord, the Lord. Who calms the raging storms in our lives, quenches the fire in the trials, parts the sea so that we can reach the other side, shuts the mouth of the accuser? Again, the Lord.

We need not ever forget that everything we have and everything we have been blessed to have, has not come through the works of our own hands, through our skill, through our abilities, but it comes from God who so graciously gives us all that we need, when we need it.

Have a great day. All things come from God. We have nothing that He hasn't given to us.

For further reading:
John 3:27; 5:19,30; 15:5; 14:10
Psalm 100:3
Habakkuk 3:19

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