THEME: PROMISE OF GREATNESS
1 Chronicles 17:16-19 NIV
“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in your sight, my God, you have spoken about the future of the house of your servant. You, Lord God, have looked on me as though I were the most exalted of men. “What more can David say to you for honoring your servant? For you know your servant, Lord. For the sake of your servant and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made known all these great promises.”
-King David found favor in the eyes of the Lord and narrated the prayer above. He acknowledged that God’s everlasting promise was upon him and his household. 1 Chronicles 17:27 reveals the conclusion of David’s prayer saying, “Now you have been pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, Lord, have blessed it, and it will be blessed forever.” The Lord established an everlasting covenant with David, the great grandfather of Jesus. David reigned forty years over Israel, seven years in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem, and Solomon sat on the throne of his father, and his rule was firmly established (1 Kings 2:11-12). David doubled us as both a king and a priest, and when he ate the consecrated bread during the conquest by king Saul, he did not die (1 Samuel 21:6). The Lord has given us the same promise through His Son Jesus Christ, that we are kings and priests to Him and we reign on earth (Revelation 5:10).
Lord You have crowned the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. We appreciate You Jehovah Jireh for You have crowned the year with victory and prosperity. You have given us peace and have watered our land. We bless Your name Jehovah for the victory that You gave us on the cross, for You have made us kings and priests to You, and we shall reign on earth. Thank You for Your blood that speaks better things than that of Abel dear Jesus. Thank You Jesus for You are the One who fights our battles. When we are weak then we are strong for You are with us, our Strength and Salvation. May You make a way even where there seems to be no way. May You establish us in Your righteousness and truth dear Jesus. May You bless our children as they do their exams and teach them Your ways. May You bless us and expand our territories. We exult Your name for Your goodness and mercy that transcends to all generations. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Revelation 1:5-6, Isaiah 62:3