7 David said to Solomon, “My son, I had planned to build a house to the name of the Lord my God.
11 Now, my son, the Lord be with you, so that you may succeed in building the house of the Lord your God, as he has spoken concerning you. 12 Only, may the Lord grant you discretion and understanding, so that when he gives you charge over Israel you may keep the law of the Lord your God.
14 With great pains I have provided for the house of the Lord one hundred thousand talents of gold, one million talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond weighing, for there is so much of it; timber and stone too I have provided. To these you must add more. 15 You have an abundance of workers: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and all kinds of artisans without number, skilled in working 16 gold, silver, bronze, and iron. Now begin the work, and the Lord be with you.” 1 Chronicles 22:7,11-12, and 14-16
In this reading for today, David is setting up his son Solomon for the task that is ahead – to build a temple for LORD God of Israel. David was not asking him to do this – this was sacred charge placed on Solomon to get the job done. David told Solomon to keep his faith strong and obey God no matter what – if Solomon did that, then God would take care of any enemies that might come along. David saw to it that Solomon had the resources needed to build this temple. It was not only important for Solomon to succeed, it is imperative that he succeed !!
Let us pray please :Lord God , Jehovah, we give You praise and glory, as the men and women of old did. You are The Guide, The Protector, The Light shining for us to follow. Help us LORD, to be more steadfast with You, to not let our faith in You slip away. Help us to be a more obedient people, for You are all-knowing and all powerful. Praise You, in Jesus’ name…..Amen
Yours in Christ , Rollie