INSPIRING DAILY DEVOTIONAL ® … God deserves the best

Text(s) for today: 1 Chron. 29:1-5

“For David said, ‘Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands (that is , its beauty should be comparable to none in the world). I will therefore make preparation for it.’ So David provided materials in great quantity before his death.” 1 Chron. 22:5 ESV

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This scripture reveals the mindset of David. As far as David was concerned, the best of the best must be for God always! By this statement, he desires that the house of God be more magnificent than even his own palace. Not many have thought this way before. As Christians, this mindset of David should be our mindset too. Each one of us would like to live in a nice house so why should one think just any structure would be okay for church service?

We would like to drive in the best of cars so why should someone think that the musical instruments in the church shouldn’t be of the highest quality? Why should the floor of our church buildings have normal concrete when our homes have terrazzo and tiles? My car should be as immaculate as possible before I drive it to work daily so why shouldn’t the equipment in the church be shiny, dust-free and perfectly clean EVERY TIME?

Brothers and sisters, we’ve to think again! God inarguably deserves the best – the very best! Let’s not forget He (God) gave us His very best (Jesus) Jn. 3:16

If twenty Ghana pesewas (20Gp) can’t even provide a single meal for you, why should I go to church and give God that amount, keeping the rest of my money at home?

Someone may say, “Well, that’s my ‘widow’s mite.’ ” Let’s understand that story in context. ‘To give your widow’s mite’ means ‘to give ALL you have to God.’ (Lk. 21:4) [For a comprehensive exposition of this point, read the insightful article: Your offering should be valuable to you] Praise God!

Don’t be like those folks who would comb the whole house on Sunday morning looking for coins to give to God. When we do that, we haven’t given God our best.

Profoundly, King David didn’t just think this way – he actually performed it! (1 Chron. 29:2-5). Walk in this thought. As you do that, like David, you’ll always be at the heart of God. That’s what makes one a ’man after God’s own heart’ (Acts 13:22). God bless you.

Prayer & Confessions (pray out loudly)

LORD I thank you for this understanding you’ve given me this day. Please help me give you my very best of every thing (money, time, energy, etc.) every time, in Jesus’ matchless name. Amen!

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