The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods. 2 Chronicles 2:5

King Solomon wanted to give to God a much greater gift. He wished for the temple he built to be worthy of God’s presence in it. To secure raw materials, he messaged the king of Tyre. In his letter, he remarked that the temple would be great “because our God is greater than all other gods” (2 Chron. 2:5). He acknowledged that God’s vastness and goodness far exceeded what could ever be built with human hands, yet set about the task anyway out of love and worship.

Our God is indeed greater than all other gods. He has done wondrous things in our lives, prompting our hearts to bring Him a loving and precious offering, regardless of its external value. Solomon knew his gift wouldn’t match God’s worth, yet joyfully set his offering before Him; we can too.
The most treasured gift we can give to God is our love.
Lord, You are indeed a great God, matchless in worth. May my offerings be pleasing in Your sight.

(Our daily bread)