Reflections We Never Forget (1 Chronicles 29:10-20)
Gearl Spicer, December 29, 2019
Part of the Celebration of Joy series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
1 Chronicles 29:10–20 (Listen)
10 Therefore David blessed the LORD in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. 11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
14 “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you. 15 For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding. 16 O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own. 17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you. 18 O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you. 19 Grant to Solomon my son a whole heart that he may keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, performing all, and that he may build the palace for which I have made provision.”
20 Then David said to all the assembly, “Bless the LORD your God.” And all the assembly blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed their heads and paid homage to the LORD and to the king.
Celebration of Joy
Reflections We Never Forget
I Chronicles 29:10-20
Can you reflect on a moment of joy that is impossible to forget?
*Memories etched on our hearts in JOY can never be erased!
*So David blessed the Lord in the sight of all the assembly; and David
Said,”Blessed are You, O Lord God of Israel our father, forever and ever. v.10
*But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offering as
Generously as this? For all things come from You, and form Your hand we
Have given you. v. 14
*Since I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness, I ,
In the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with
Joy I have see your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly
To you. v.17
*Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless the Lord your God.” v. 20a
I. Our view of God reflects our true relationship—v.10-13
A. Greatness and power
B. Glory and victory
C. Power and might
D. Gratitude and praise
II. Our view of ourselves reflects our understanding—v.14-17
A. Humility we encounter
B. Hope we rest in
C. Integrity we display
III. Our view of prayer reflects our deepest desires—v.18-20
What will you reflect?