What I read today;
Revelation 21-22; Acts 28; Jeremiah 24; Psalm 90; 1 Chronicles 28-29; Leviticus 6
You may have heard the saying that, “your life passes before you when you die.” David was at the end of his life. He was taking stock in his long years of service. He prepared Solomon to take over as King, and he went over the plans for the building of the temple.
As David was finishing, he prayed for Solomon and his people. David didn’t indulge in self-praise. No, David humbly thanked God for everything that he had done. David knew that there was no reason in the world that David had become King. He wasn’t of noble birth, he was a shepherd. Yet God had chosen him to be the ruler of a nation. Now at the end of his life, he puts his son and his people in God’s hands. He asks God to watch over them and to keep their hearts close to God.
After we’ve done our work on this world, all we can do is hand it over to God and ask for him to care for those we love. David knew that. He also knew that the God he served would do just that because of his great love and mercy for each one of us.