|1 Chron. 29:12-16
12 Wealth and honour come from you; you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
14 “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.
‘Well I haven’t heard anyone say THANK YOU ‘
I bellow from the kitchen as dinner is put on the table after slaving over a hot stove. I can hear my mum’s words, as I echo both the tone and content of what she used to say to me growing up.
I’m bewildered at the lack of thankfulness for what I have given them and just wanted to hear a nod of appreciation, a realisation that having food to eat is a blessing, I want my children to have an attitude of gratitude.
When it comes to our wealth and finance, if we’re to steward it well and not let it become Lord of our life we need to abide by a simple principle. Everything we have is God’s – we’re just stewards of what He has given.
King David got this is today’s passage, even as a wealthy King, he got that God was ruler. He got that even in his riches, God deserved praise and glory. He got that wealth comes from God. He got that even the most generous of us can’t out-give God.
This attitude of thankfulness is one of the best antidotes to the warning of accumulating wealth
Do you believe that every part of your wealth is God’s and is given to you to steward?
Are you thankful for what God has given to you?
Do you have an attitude of gratitude like King David?
Spend some time today giving thanks to God for all the wealth and honour He has given to you
Have a good day