Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Scripture For Thanksgiving Week

When David was assembling the gold, silver, and other valuable possessions needed for Solomon his son to build the temple, he spoke these words of gratitude and praise to God for His provision of the materials, and for the generosity of God's people:

1 Chronicles 29:10-17
10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.
17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

1 comment:

RightMichigan.com said...

Tough to narrow down David's praise and thanksgiving anytime of the year, let alone THIS time of the year.

This past Sunday in church our Pastor actually read President Washington's first Thanksgiving Day proclomation... that thing was gorgeous too, and steeped, 100%, in thanks to Jesus.