The ultimate power source

I Chronicles 29: 12

Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things.  In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. NIV

I’m back in David’s prayer in Chronicles.   I love this.

David acknowledges that wealth comes from God.  So often, we think of ourselves making our own fortunes, our own way in the world, but, all wealth is a gift from God.

Honor comes from God.  We think of honor as coming from others, in recognition of our accomplishments, but all honor comes from God, the ruler of all things, the ultimate power broker.

And then, In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.

Strength, not always as the world sees it.  It’s perhaps the quiet strength to endure hardships, while continuing to honor Him;  strength to step out of your comfort zone to do His work;  strength when you are weak — because He is strong.

All good comes from God.  I know that.  I’ll honor that.

And, that’s what I’ll think about today.


Filed under Hope, I Chronicles, Old Testament

4 responses to “The ultimate power source

  1. Amen! this really blessed me… He is our source and our light… I heard this line recently – My God is bigger than my salary, His name is higher than any problem or disease, His strength far beyond measure which He gives us graciously, and His plans far better than the smartest human being can chart for me. Be blessed!

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