Today’s Scripture: Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:10-13


When we look at the world today, one of the saddest traits we see is ingratitude. So many people expect the world to be handed to them on a silver platter. They feel they deserve every benefit they receive and owe thanks to no one.

King David was not that way; instead, he realized he deserved nothing. His kingdom, riches, and honor came from God. In verse 14, King David asks, “But who am I, and what is my people?” The blessings he had received were not because he was great, but because God is great.

We have so many blessings: eternal life, God’s promises, family, friends, life, and the list could go on and on. The reason we have these things is because of God’s greatness. He loves and cares for us and provides for our needs – none of which is greater than salvation. Think of all God is and has done for us; it should cause us to respond like King David – “We thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.”

Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.