What I Read Today;
1 Corinthians 5; Matthew 21; Ezekiel 7; Psalm 142; 2 Samuel 7
David understands the many blessings he has received from God. God pulled David out of life as a shepherd. Then God gave him a place in the King’s household. He gave him many victories as a general. God protected David when Saul turned on him. God gave him the kingship of Judah. Now he was King of the nation of Israel. David had gone from living in fields and caves to living in a palace.
For many people, this might feed their ego.
David, however, reflected on all these blessings and wrote these words in 2 Samuel, 18, “Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?” NRSV
David got it. He knew where he would have wound up if God had not intervened. David would still be tending sheep in an open field. For some reason, God chose David. In complete humility, David looks up to God in thanks.
Do we take the time in our daily lives to reflect on all the blessings our God has given us? Do we take a moment each day to look at our world, our jobs, our children and our spouses and think about how rich we really are?
God is still pouring out his blessing on you and me, even in times of fear and struggle. God is there in the morning when we wake up. Jesus promises to never leave us or forsake us. This promise remains in effect until the day we leave this world to meet him.
It’s easy to feel anxious about the news in the world around us. When that happens, take a moment to contemplate the blessings that our God has left us. Take a moment and feel the presence of our gracious and loving God!