Week 9

What is Life Worth Without God?

In this week's passage, God's people rejoice in the giving of gold, silver, bronze and precious stones towards a magnificent temple - then, King David describes their days as "like a shadow, without hope." Why this bleak contrast? In David's prayer, he recognizes that all the wealth and honor he has comes from God alone. Without God, Israel would not just have an empty temple - they would have nothing. What are our lives worth without God?