Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
In 1 Chronicles 29:10-13, David blessed the Lord in front of all those in the assembly. Everyone was joyful and rejoiced in all that they had given freely through offerings to the Lord. But even David reminded them that everything belongs to the Lord. He asks,
“But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.”
1 Chronicles 29:14
Take the time to acknowledge that all things come from the Lord and give thanks to Him for all that you are able to freely give. Know that the Lord tests the hearts and has pleasure in uprightness. So when you give freely, do so with a joyful, pure, and open heart. Remember where all good things come from. They come from the Lord above.
“Then David said to all the assembly, “Bless the Lord your God.” And all the assembly blessed the Lord, the God of their fathers, and bowed their heads and paid homage to the Lord and to the king.”
1 Chronicles 29:20 ESV