by Rev Joel Yong
1 Chronicles 17:1
Now when David lived in his house, David said to Nathan the prophet, Behold, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under a tent.
In reality, God is too big to be housed in a dwelling built by human house.
After all, He declares “Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool.” (Isaiah 66.1)
So what did David desire?
He desired a more respectable place of worship for God, one greater than a tent.
He saw the palace he lived in, and wondered how he could enjoy such luxury and do nothing for the place of worship for God.
He saw his blessings not as an end but a means. A means for him to do more for His God.
That is my thought for today,
“How am I using my received blessings as a means to do more for my God?”