1 Chronicles 17: Who Am I? Discovering Our Identity in God

16 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 17 And as if this were not enough in your sight, my God, you have spoken about the future of the house of your servant. You, Lord God, have looked on me as though I were the most exalted of men.” -1 Chronicles 17:16-17

David, king of Israel, replied to God’s blessing upon his life with a question: “Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?” He knew he did not deserve what God had given him.

The shepherd boy who cared for animals would leave an eternal legacy. Why? Not because of how good David was, but because of how great God is.

The same is true in our lives. Yes, we are loved by God and made in his image, yet he has blessed us far more than we deserve.

How are we to respond? Just like David–with praise.

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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.


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