05/27/2018 — 1 Chronicles 26-29; Psalm 127
I am amazed when look at the magnificence of the gifts that David, the rulers, and the people of Israel brought for the temple (over 300 tons of gold worth roughly $12.6 billion dollars today.)
Then in 1 Chronicles 29 David reminds us of a point of humility:
14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. 15 We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope. 16 Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you.