David’s time to rule as king of Israel was coming to an end. He had lived a full life, served an amazing kingship, and now all the plans and dreams God had instilled in his heart for a temple in Jerusalem would be brought to fruition through his son, Solomon.
Because David’s hands had shed blood (he was an amazing warrior after all), God would not allow him to be the one to build His temple. Instead, God chose David’s son, Solomon, to construct His dwelling place. (See 1 Chronicles 22:7.)
And David was all in. He had given his life, every last part of the deepest darkest parts of it, for the service and worship of God. God even called him a man after His own heart, so what God wanted was ultimately what David wanted. In fact, David knew God in such a way that he could not help but worship Him with all that he had and all that he was. In this case, (what we’ve read today) he expressed his worship by offering his humble concession to what God had ordained.
That’s how David was able to give so generously to the building of God’s temple. It’s how he was able to proclaim praise for the One Sovereign God over all. For David knew God, so he worshiped with all that he was.
David knew that everything he had — his kingdom, his riches, his strength, his fame — belonged to God, not him. So he offered it back in response to the One he knew to be sovereign and worth all he could offer.
Are you in a place in your life where you are so convinced of God’s goodness and His sovereignty that your only genuine response is to offer Him all that you have? All that you are in worship? Can you worship Him with everything because you know who He is that holds it anyway?
Worship is more than just singing songs or telling God “Thank You.” It’s offering our everything in response to His.
How will you worship Him today?