Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord GOD. You have spoken also of your servant’s house for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord GOD! And what more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Lord GOD! Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it. Therefore you are great, O LORD God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
—2 Samuel 7:18-22
by: Angie Osborn.
God made a covenant with David—one filled with promises. David could have had a prideful response. The God of the universe was giving him an amazing gift. David’s response, however, was humble. He recognized the God’s gifts were not a reflection of David’s greatness, but a reflection of God’s greatness. God gives us many gifts in life. The most amazing gift is that of His Son, Jesus. Through Him, we have salvation and the promise of eternal life with the Heavenly Father. Our response should be like David’s, one of humility and thankfulness, recognizing that the gifts we receive are a reflection of God’s greatness.