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March 28, 2022 - 1 Chronicles 17-20

The Lord made a covenant with David (see, also, 2 Samuel 7), and “King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, ‘Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?’” (17:16) David’s kingdom was established, and it flourished. David defeated all his enemies. “So David reigned over all Israel, and he administered justice and equity to all his people” (18:14).


I find myself going back, time and again, to David’s question: “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?” He knew, apart from God’s favor and God’s grace, he would have nothing. The apostle Paul asked the Corinthians, “What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?” (1 Corinthians 4:7) In another place, Paul wrote, “Far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14).


Can’t help but think of Charles Wesley’s great hymn, “And Can |It Be?”


And can it be that I should gain

An int’rest in the Savior's blood?

Died He for me, who caused His pain?

For me, who Him to death pursued?

Amazing love! how can it be

That Thou, my God, should die for me?

Amazing love! how can it be

That Thou, my God, should die for me! --Charles Wesley (1738)

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