Thy Kingdom Come, Day 5

Day 5
Then David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly; David said: “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, for ever and ever. Yours, O Lord, are the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and on the earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might; and it is in your hand to make great and to give strength to all. And now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to make this freewill-offering? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.”

David was a person after God’s own heart, as close as one could be to God. Yet, when he decided to build the Temple, God said “No.” That wasn’t David’s job. Discernment is a vital piece of our lives as Jesus’ disciples. None of us can do all the jobs, none of us is self-sufficient. We are interdependent. As Christ’s body in the world, we can show the world how to do our part for the well-being of the world, and praise God in style while we’re at it.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.

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