1 Kings 3:6 NIV
6 Solomon answered, ‘You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.
As Tim is so keen in quoting, “Thus far the LORD has helped us” (1 Sam. 7:12 NIV) It is good to remember we are part of an unfolding story, the story of God’s building a family for himself, and to reflect on how God has acted in the past. Such reflection builds up our faith. Before Solomon answers God’s offer, he does just that, remembering how God showed kindness to David, his father, and continues to do so in putting his son on the throne.
How has God been at work in your life so far? How about those who went before you? Pause, reflect and give thanks.