1 Chronicles 28
-Now the account of David’s address to all the officials of Israel and his son, Solomon, who was chosen to be the heir of the eternal promise of the Kingdom, is given with clarity and boldness. Bullet points for the address include:
*David’s desire to build a permanent House of rest for the Ark of the Covenant and his preparations and plans for its building by the writing of God’s Hand upon him (1 Chronicles 28:2, 11-19).
*David’s inability to accomplish the building of the Temple because he was a man of war (1 Chronicles 28:3).
*The importance of the lineage and God’s plan through Judah, David, and Solomon (1 Chronicles 28:4-7a).
*The necessity of following the commandments and ordinances of God for the perpetuation of the Kingdom of Israel (1 Chronicles 28:7b-8).
*The importance of knowing God as David did and serving Him “with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts (1 Chronicles 28:9).”
*The essential nature of seeking after the LORD to find Him (1 Chronicles 28:9).
*The danger of forsaking the LORD because it will lead to His rejection forever (1 Chronicles 28:9).
*The courage, boldness, strength, and action that are needed for the task of leadership (1 Chronicles 28:10, 20)
*The response of fear, discouragement, and feeling dismayed should never be a part of the Kingdom (1 Chronicles 28:20).
*The fact that God is always with His anointed, and He will never fail or forsake His chosen ones in the work (1 Chronicles 28:20).
*David’s divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the House of God at his son’s command (1 Chronicles 28:21).
-*Application* Wholeheartedness for the work of God becomes a key theme for us here in this passage. The charge is given to us as well in our generation. The Christian walk revolves around knowing God, keeping His charge without compromise, having a willing mind that has been transformed and conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29; 12:1-2), having God’s wisdom, being steadfast and immoveable (1 Corinthians 15:58), not fearing man, displaying strength, courage, and boldness in love, and taking action knowing that God is always with us. What incredible things to meditate on! The Word of God in His Bible has complete unity and symmetry does it not?
Verses to Memorize: 1 Chronicles 28:9, 20