Friday May 07 2021
Text: 1 1Chronicles 16:1-22
Theme: Give Thanks to the Lord
Give thanks to the lord. Call on his name. Make known among the nations what he has done. (verse 1) This is David’s command to all of us today. The sweet palmist of Israel knows there’s no joy greater than the privilege to give thanks to God continually. The Way David delights himself in the lord ought to challenge all believers today. A close study of the psalm he committed to the Levites this morning shows an in depth knowledge of the scriptures. This incident of bringing the ark to Jerusalem reported here happened about 600 years after the children of Israel had settled down in the land of Canaan. But see how David took the people down memory lane reminding them where they had come from and what the lord has done for them.
It’s such a good thing to always remember where we are coming from. It helps to keep us in check. We are reminded of God’ deliverance again and again. So we do not forget that without him we are nothing. David remembered Israel’ deliverance story then he wrote a psalm and handed it to the singers. We Christians have a greater salvation and deliverance story. How often do we tell it? How excited are we to tell people about the deliverance available in Jesus which we have received and which has set us free from the satanic bondage of darkness sin and sorrows?
Sing to him sing praises to him tell of all his wonderful acts glory in his holy name; let the heart of those who seek the lord rejoice. (Verse 10)
O you beloved pilgrim go in this your might and proclaim the liberty that is in Jesus. Tell the world that salvation is in him. Make known his name from one end of the earth to another. David is the man after God’s heart because he held the lord in a very high regard. Recount all the wonderful deeds he achieved in Israel. What have you done for the lord since the day saved you. Many people are waiting to hear your salvation story before they can give their lives to Christ. Go and make his praise known all over the nation. Be blessed as you do so in Jesus name. Amen!