Bible Pathways - May 20, 2005
Read I Chronicles 27 -- 29
Solomon encouraged to build the
David had reigned over
David then offered one of the most inspiring prayers recorded in the Scriptures. David prayed: Blessed be You, LORD God of
David's heartfelt prayer is a reminder to all of us that prayer should be a time of worshiping God with praise for who He is, as well as thanksgiving for what He has provided. As we recognize our total dependence upon God for everything, we will thank Him for His provision.When we neglect to praise the Lord daily, our worship can become a mere ritual. Every day, in every circumstance, in every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (I Thessalonians 5:18). To grumble about our circumstances is to express dissatisfaction with God and to question His wisdom and His love for us.
Kneeling, bowing the head, and stretching forth hands are all expressions of submission and worship. The psalmist was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write: Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless (as an act of adoration) the LORD (Psalm 134:2). I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting (I Timothy 2:8).
Through the gold offered by David from his personal wealth for the
27:2 course = division; 28:19 works = details; 29:1 tender = inexperienced; 29:3 proper good = personal treasure; 29:15 none abiding = no expectation; 29:19 palace =
Pray for BPM Staff: Pam Pendergrast · Government Officials: Sen. Michael Crapo (ID), Rep. Wally Herger (CA), and Rep. Nick Rahall (WV) · Country: Andorra (66,000) in the eastern Pyrenees between France and Spain · Major languages: Catalan and French · Religious freedom · 94% Roman Catholic; .6% Protestant · Prayer Suggestion: Realize that your life is in God's hands, and ask Him to deliver you from all evil (Luke 11:4).
Memory Verse for the Week: II Timothy 3:17