May 3: greatness (2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17; Psalm 2; Matthew 20)

Today is a new day. There are plenty of things that we want to accomplish and must accomplish today. But by the end of this day when we look back over the day, what will we see?

King David wanted to build a house for God, instead God promised to build a house, a royal dynasty, for David. It would not be David but his son, Solomon who would build the house for God. David embraced God’s promise not so David would be great but so God would be. What if today’s agenda is all about making God’s name great? It might not change what you do today, but could it change how you do what you do?

Then from Psalm 2, I hear these words: be wise…serve the LORD with fear…take refuge in him. And in Matthew, I hear the message that whatever I do for the LORD today is not so I will be rewarded in the end. My reward has already been secured. Today, I want to serve in order to honor God.

Maybe I, too, have just had my eyes opened to what this day is truly all about. And what greatness is really about. LORD, help us to see.

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