1 Chronicles 16-17

“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; He is to be feared above all gods.” (16:24-25) 

“Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; bring an offering and come before Him. Worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness.” (16:28-29‬)

It is good and right and perfect to praise the LORD. It is what we were made to do; to enjoy His goodness and sing His praises. The whole earth needs to be in on this. 

“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?” (17:16)

I love this passage prayer. Have you ever had a moment like this? Faced with a very generous and gracious gift from the LORD, whether it’s favor, provision, or position, and thought: “why, Lord, would you be so good to me?” 

It is insanity, to me, how God chooses to use us to accomplish His work on earth. Don’t we make things take too long?? Isn’t it always one step forward and two steps back? 

Seeing the incredible diversity in France makes me think of how blended the world has become. I wonder if its because it was taking us too long to declare His glory to the nations, He’s bringing the nations to our neighborhoods. What a privilege to share the knowledge of His love and goodness. 

Tell someone about Him today.

-Bethany 

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