Therefore David blessed the LORD before all the assembly; and David said: "Blessed are You, LORD God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and You are exalted as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand, it is to make great and to give strength to all. "Now, therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name. But who am I, and who are my people, That we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, and of Your own we have given You.
David acknowledges that not only do all things, including the transcendental such as power and glory, victory and majesty, but even our willingness to acknowledge the Lord's goodness is from Him.
Do I ever think that my willingness to give Him thanks for a meal is from Him? Yes, I give thanks for a meal but I have never thanked Him for the willingness to do so. This is a faith altering thought.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 35
Evening: Psalm 88
"Voices Together" is available as an annual daily devotional and can be purchased at the Fellowship Of Ailbe bookstore. All Scripture is taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.