A good principle of Bible study is to correlate passages. Here’s what I mean:
1 Chronicles 16:7-22 === Psalm 105:1-15
1 Chronicles 16:23-33 === Psalm 96:1-13
1 Chronicles 16:34-36 === Psalm 106:1,47,48
David has quite the song of thanksgiving in chapter 16, as seen above. He also has quite the prayer in chapter 17. From these two chapters, it’s easy to see why God calls him a man after his own heart. He’s grateful, and he’s humble, even after all his military victories and years of leadership.
I must say I love 17:16. “Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?” I ask that same question…quite often. It blows me away when I sit before the Lord and reflect on my life, just how far He’s brought me, just how much He’s blessed me. And He doesn’t have to. That’s the crazy part. He is not a debtor to me in any way. But I am totally indebted to Him. Yet, He blesses.
I guess I’ll close with this. I hope when my life is said and done, that people will say of me what they said of David: “The Lord gave victory to David/Omer wherever he went.”