1 Chronicles 16
-The Ark is brought into the tent that David had prepared and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD then blessed the people of Israel in the Name of LORD. He gave everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake as he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the Ark of the LORD in order to celebrate and thank and praise God for what He had accomplished. This sets off an extensive psalm of thanksgiving unto the the Heavenly Father, which included the following. His Name is to be called on. He is to be made known unto all the peoples of the earth. He is to be worshipped through song. Speak of His wonders. Glory in His holy Name. He makes our hearts glad. We are to seek the LORD and His strength. We are to seek His face continually. We are to remember His wonderful deeds. His judgments and marvels are in all the earth. Remember His everlasting covenant of land and inheritance (promise), which He made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. “He is great and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols (empty, vain), but the LORD made the heavens.” Ascribe to the LORD all that is due Him. Bring Him an offering and come before Him. Worship Him is holy array. Tremble before Him all the earth. “The LORD reigns.” “O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good.” Blessed be the God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting (1 Chronicles 16:8-36). The work was then assigned to great men of worship and responsibility. After they were confirmed, all the people departed each to his house, and David returned to bless his household. *Application* When was the last time you truly set aside time to bask in the presence of the Almighty and thank Him for how awesome and majestic He is? Extend your gratitude to the Sovereign of the Universe and appreciate everything about Him as David and the people of Israel did at this time. It will do wonders for your spirit! This will lead to a returning to normal life at some point, but you will be affected to bless those around you in your own household. Blessings!
Verse to Memorize: 1 Chronicles 16:25, 26