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“May you and I remember nothing of lasting value can be build unless God is involved.” <>< Dona (06/03/20)

Please read I Chronicles 27 through 29.  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.

The last two chapters of I Chronicles (28 and 29) present the transition from David to Solomon as king of Israel.  These chapters focus on God’s plans for Israel and His promise to David’s descendants.

In I Chronicles 28:1-8 David spoke to Israel about God’s plan for them. Then in verses 9-21 David spoke more specifically to his son, Solomon who was to become the king.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Solomon and Israel’s prosperity and the continuation of David’s descendants upon the throne depended on their obedience to God.

Something to think about

It was the king’s duty to study and obey God’s laws.  And the teaching of Scripture was the keys to security, happiness and justice. 

Something to experience

We’ll never discover these keys – security, happiness and justice – until we search God’s Word. Anything we attempt to build without God’s help will not succeed.

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In I Chronicles 28:9-21 David spoke encouragement to his son, Solomon. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, David told Solomon to be open with God and to be dedicated to Him. 

Something to think about

It makes no sense to try and hide anything from an all knowing God. 

Something to experience

We too need to be open with and dedicated to God.  Because God knows even the worst about us and still loves us.  No human can match God’s concern for us. 

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In I Chronicles 29:1-9 David gave from his personal fortune for the building of the temple. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, David not only gave, he encouraged others to follow his example.

Something to think about

The temple was built from voluntary gifts from the Israelites.  They followed David’s example of willingly giving.  

Something to experience

Like David, we can acknowledge that all we have comes from God.  We may not have David’s wealth, but we can give willingly of what we do have.

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In I Chronicles 29:10-19 David prayed. Solomon had even more wealth than his father.  For he had inherited his father, David’s legacy which came out of a vital relationship with God.  David passed on his spiritual values to Solomon.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, David had learned that only in a relationship with You could he find anything permanent.

Something to think about

Only God’s love never fades and nothing can take it away.

Something to experience

Any treasure we leave our children is far less valuable than the spiritual legacy we pass on.

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Prayer

We praise You, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever.  You are the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. For all that is in the heavens and in the earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom and You are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand is power and might. It is in Your hand to make great, and to give strength to all. Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name. All things come from You. I know my God, that You try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. Prepare our hearts for You; and give to our leaders perfect hearts, to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies, and Your statutes too. In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN. (based on I Chronicles 29:10-19).

“May you and I prepare our hearts to worship the Lord.” <>< Dona