1 Chronicles 17:16. “Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house, that you have brought me this far?”
David was overwhelmed by the goodness of God and His faithfulness in bringing him to the place where he was established in his kingdom. He had been through some very rough times on the way, especially when he had to flee from Saul who desperately wanted to kill him. All these circumstances were forgotten as he thought about the amazing favour of God in his life. It humbled him as he thought about his beginnings as a shepherd boy, the least of all his brothers, and yet God had chosen him and raised him up to have an everlasting dynasty with Christ in his genealogy.
How has God raised you up in your life? He is always faithful and there are times when you are particularly aware of the complete undeserved favour and mercy that He has shown you. What a wonderful God we serve who lifts us up from humble beginnings and makes us priests and kings unto our God and joint heirs with Jesus.
Bishop Michael Reid
- “Relationship with God” – Bishop Michael Reid (bishopmichaelreid.com)