May 1 – Forever Blessed

Psalm 107 is a long song about the Lord’s acts of faithful love.  God’s character as our Redeemer, Provider and Protector is revealed as we read about His people in various situations.  He is powerful yet merciful, and firmly establishes His people who love Him. God gives His people fertile soil to work into a fruitful harvest.  How he blesses them! They raise large families there, and their herds of livestock increase.  Things are going well for God’s people and for the king that He has placed over them.

By this time in God’s Story, King David is well established in Jerusalem, living in his fine house of cedar.  David desires to build a house for God but Nathan the prophet informs David that he will not be be the builder of the Temple, but that his son will build it.   When David heard this news, he shared his gratitude to God and ends his prayer with:  “Now, please bless Your servant’s house so that it will continue before You forever. For You, Lord God, have spoken, and with Your blessing Your servant’s house will be blessed forever.”

Forever blessed.  Whether kings or paupers or somewhere in between when we serve the God of all blessings we are blessed forever.  God is a loving Father who redeems, provides for, and protects His children.

Psalm 107:38 NLT; 2 Samuel 7:29 HCSB (also in 1 Chronicles 17:27)