06/22/21 Who Am I?

READING: 1 Chronicles 17-19, John 19:28-20:18

God took David from the pasture and made him king. He who formerly tended sheep would now rule over God’s people, Israel. 

That’s just what God often does: He surprises us with His callings, and He catches us off guard with the people He chooses to use in leadership roles. David may have the youngest of Jesse’s sons – thus, the one least expected to lead – but He was still God’s choice. It’s no wonder, then, that David sat humbly before the Lord and asked, “Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?” (1 Chron 17:16). 

The story, though, was not about David; it was instead about God who keeps His promises, who hears the prayers of His people, and who uses whomever He wishes. This God was with David and gave him victory “wherever he went” (1 Chron 18:13). Through David’s family would, in fact, come the Redeemer of all the world. 

Of this God, David rightly said, “There is no one like you, Lord, and there is no God but you” (1 Chron 17:20). David was a nobody, but the one and only God used Him anyway. That’s just like God. 

PRAYER: “Lord, I praise You for using the least expected people—like me.”

DAILY ACTION STEP:  Serve the Lord humbly today.  

TOMORROW’S READING:  1 Chronicles 20-23, John 20:19-21:25

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