October 17, 2010

We are strangers, soujourners, our days are like a shadow ...

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David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,
"Praise be to you, O LORD,
God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.

Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.

Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.

"But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. We are aliens and strangers in your sight, as were all our forefathers. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope. O LORD our God, as for all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name, it comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you. I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things have I given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you. O LORD, God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep this desire in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you...

Then David said to the whole assembly, "Praise the LORD your God." So they all praised the LORD, the God of their fathers; they bowed low and fell prostrate before the LORD and the king.

1 Chronicles 29:11-20

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Jessaca said...

What a great post!!! Praise has been going through my head for a number of days now. When I read this I am reminded of Psalms 148.

Rebekah said...

Just wanted to drop by and say, first of all, Happy Sunday!
And, secondly, thanks for your comment on Darcy's blog today. It was right on and I had to join in the conversation there also. A great camera/lenses will do nothing for you if you don't know how to use it and even great photographers can get great pictures with their silly iphones. There's no need to buy the latest and greatest if you know how to work what you've got!

Alyson said...

Thank you for your posts! I just love your blog and love the inspiration!

Becca said...

I adore your Scripture posts. Seriously, love them.