1 Chronicles 29:10-20
Why David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be you, LORD God of Israel our father…
I. THE SUPREME AUTHORITY AND DOMINION OF THE EVER-BLESSED GOD. God, under every possible consideration, must be supreme. As, therefore, He must be supreme, so must He reign over all (Romans 9:5). God has an absolute right, not only to claim allegiance from all, but to dispose of all according to His own will and pleasure. Every part of God's Word teems with His glorious sovereign authority.
1. Witness a few confessions. Text. Solomon (1 Kings 8:22-23; 2 Chronicles 6:14); Hezekiah (2 Kings 19:14-19); Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20:3-12); the Levites (Nehemiah 9:4-6); the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:13); Paul (Ephesians 1:3-6; 1 Timothy 1:11-17); Jude (vers. 20-25).
2. How the Lord asserts and claims this glorious prerogative as peculiar to Himself (Deuteronomy 32:39-43; Isaiah 40:25, 26; Isaiah 41:14-16; Isaiah 42:5-8; Isaiah 43:15-17; Jeremiah 5:20-25; Daniel 7:13-14).
II. THE NATURE OF THIS SUPREME DOMINION AND SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY. Observe —
1. Negatively. It is not —
(1) A deputed and delegated authority.
(2) An assumed or usurped authority.
(3) An arbitrary authority.
(1) It is universal.
III. THE ASPECT IN WHICH IT IS TO BE VIEWED BY US.
1. As a most glorious doctrine.
2. As a most humiliating doctrine.
3. As a most alarming doctrine.
4. As a most encouraging doctrine.
5. As a most invigorating and establishing doctrine.
Parallel VersesKJV: Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.