Thursday, August 25, 2016

Casting Crowns

UV 2051/10000 Casting Crowns
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

I Chronicles 29 v 14

David had many things to be proud of: that he was the hero who saved Israel from the taunts of Goliath by slaying him when no one else including King Saul could take the challenge. He was a good composer and musician. He was a great worship leader. He was a victorious king. Yet he humbled himself before the Lord and confessed that he and his people were nothing before the might and awesome power of the Lord. He acknowledged that everything that belonged to him actually belonged to the Lord. It came from Him. David and his people were casting their crowns, achievements, prestige and possessions at the feet of the Lord.

The twenty four elders in the book of Revelation also cast their crowns at the feet of Jesus. We too should cast all our crowns at the feet of the Lord. We should surrender all that we are and all that we have as a pleasing offering unto the Lord. We need to know and acknowledge that all that we have has come from His generous hands and that is ours is truly His. We should never think that the Lord is obligated to us in any way for anything we have done on His behalf. We in fact are beholden to Him for all that we are and all that we have.

Only a person who humbles himself can exalt the Lord. This is the reason the Lord loved David, despite his wanton errors and blunders, as he gave himself wholeheartedly to the Lord. When we humble ourselves in this manner, the Lord shall certainly bless us and our land. David offered an abundant sacrifice unto the Lord with a heart of uprightness. If he did not have an upright heart or the correct attitude towards the Lord, he, his people and their offerings would have been rejected. We should cast our crowns or what we consider valuable to us willingly and wholeheartedly to the Lord. As we do so, He will bless us even more than before. He will lift us even more than before. There is no limit on the store of His blessings and rewards.

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