Today's passage: 1 Chronicles 28-29; Luke 4:31-44
In today's passage King David publicly humbled himself in front of the nation by admitting that, even though he wanted to build the temple, God had not permitted him to do so and had given the honor to his son instead. And then he prayed a beautiful prayer completely focused on God - His sovereignty, His power, His glory, His strength, His abundance. David acknowledged that, even though the people had willingly given God gifts for the building of the temple, everything was truly God's Himself to begin with.
Do we pray that way? Do we spend more time praising God or making requests of Him? God loves to hear the requests of His people, but they should not be the sole focus of our prayers all the time. Do we give our material possessions, time, and money to God, willingly, acknowledging that they were always His to begin with?
In our NT passage it hits me how slow people were to recognize Jesus for Who He was, while the demons recognized Him instantly. Truly we need God to open our eyes in order to see spiritually.
Tomorrow's passage: 2 Chronicles 1-3; Luke 5:1-16