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“May you and I seek to do what God has called us to do.” <>< Dona (06/02/20)

Please read I Chronicles 10 through 26.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com.  The Biblegateway website should open for you to use.  Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

In I Chronicles 22-23 because David loved God, he wanted to build a temple for God. But God denied David’s request.  (see also II Samuel 7 and I Chronicles 28)

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, You allowed David to do the necessary preparation but his son Solomon guided the construction of the temple. 

Something to think about

David’s example helps us understand that we serve God so He will get the results He wants. David took the job seriously that God had given him. He gathered funds and materials needed.  He planned for the administration and worship in the temple. 

Something to experience

God has assigned each of us a part to do, but just like Daivd, we won’t necessarily see the completion of what we are called to do.

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In I Chronicles 24 David separated the priest into divisions for their appointed order of ministering in the temple.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the temple service was structured. 

Something to think about

Sometimes you may feel that planning and structure are unspiritual activities.  But order and structure can free us to respond to God. 

Something to experience

As we experience the joy, the freedom and the calm that comes when we have wisely prepared in advance we will be bringing order which in turn brings glory to God.

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In I Chronicles 25 David set apart some of the Israelites to sing prophecy accompanied by music. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Your Word can come forth through song.  

Something to think about

Prophesying was not just predicting the future.  Singing praises was also prophesying.  Boldly and accurately speaking out for God and trying to bring people back to worship Him was also prophesying.  David chose musicians who showed an unusual ability to tell about God and to encourage others in song.

Something to experience

You may not be a master musician, or a prophet or a teacher but God appreciates whatever you have to offer in worship to Him.  Make a joyful noise to the Lord (see Psalms 66:1; 81:1; 95:1-2; 98:4, 6; 100:1).

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In I Chronicles 26 gatekeepers were assigned many different duties.  They guarded the four main entrances to the temple.  They cleaned and prepared the sacrifices and they accounted for the gifts designated to the temple. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the gatekeepers had to be reliable, honest and trustworthy.

Something to think about

Everything related to worship was carefully prepared and maintained so the people could enter worship with their minds and hearts focused on God.

Something to experience

In our busy world it might be easy to rush into our church services without preparing ourselves for worshipping the Creator of the Universe. But just as we would prepare to meet a person we deem important, so should we carefully prepare to meet our King in worship who is by far more important than any mere human.

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Prayer

Lord, help us to each to do the job You have called us to do (Colossians 3:23 AMP). Lord I pray we will bring glory to You as we wisely prepare for worship (I Chronicles 16:29 AMP).  I pray we will experience joy, freedom and calm. I pray our worship will be received by You as a joyful song (Psalm 100:1 AMP).  For You Creator of the Universe are far more important than any mere human (Hebrews 13:7 AMP).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May you and I recognize that God, the Creator of the Universe, created us too.” <>< Dona