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1 Chronicles 29:14
“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”
This was part of the prayer King David prayed just before his death, and his thanksgiving to the Lord for the tremendous offering both he and the people of Israel had given to build the temple. He said toward the end of the prayer that everything they had given they had actually received from the hand of God.
I’ve heard estimates that in today’s dollars it would cost anywhere from $150 billion to $250 billion to build Solomon’s temple! When you read of such an offering given by the people of Israel, we all want to stand up and applaud their gift. “But, Where Did It Really Come From?” That’s Right! Just like David said, “Everything we have, oh Lord, came from Your hand!” In other words, our great God is the giver of all things. Anything we have came from Him. So, the next time you hear someone complain about having to give an offering to the work of the Lord and His Church, just ask them, “But Where Did It Really Come From?”
I know that everything I have came from Your hand. I have nothing without You. But with You I have everything I need to do everything You’ve called me to do. Amen