God had made spectacular promises to David. The king had desired to build a temple for God, but in God’s rejection of his plans, He showered him with a blessing he could never fathom in this covenant. We should pay careful attention to David’s response.
“Who am I?” It is a fitting question, a proper response to God’s good news. We need to be careful here and not see this question asked in the same way Moses asked it years before. Moses’ question was one of doubt—“You have the wrong man.” David’s question was one of awe—“What did I ever do to deserve this?” And that is why it is the proper response, the only reasonable response, to God’s grace. Because the question demands the proper answer: You are no one. You have done nothing. This is entirely out of the kindness and grace of the Lord.
How do we tend to receive the Lord’s blessings? Is there any part of us, even the smallest fraction, that receives God’s gifts in a posture of expectation? We can have none of that because even the slightest amount of pride obliterates our understanding of grace.
In what ways have you felt, at times, that you deserve blessings from God?