November 7, Reading 1 – 1 Chronicles 22, 23

Reading

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SAA Notes

Chronicles was written to encourage the returned exiles to rebuild. David prepared for building the Temple of the Lord. This was the responsibility of the returnees too. Corporate worship of the Lord is not peripheral to spiritual growth and strength. It is our responsibility to provide for the worship of God!

SJA Notes

“… And the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands.”

How clearly David saw the need for God’s house, and for God, to be magnified throughout all the lands.

This is a concept and thought for us. We need  to be careful withour motivations and thoughts regarding God’s house. The house that is found in our Lord Jesus and us as living stones.

We can think about the impact God the Son as man born to woman has had on history.

Fame and glory throughout all lands.

God’s people today are from all tribes, all nations.

And see how David submitted under the yoke of God’s sovereign will.

“But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have waged great wars. You shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed so much blood before me on the earth.'”

David took that truth and processed it (however hard it was). He accepted God’s will and word in this matter.

This is good for us to read. Good to us to be exhorted to do the same.

* God above, merciful Father, Holy One of Israel,

You alone deserve our praise, You are without equal!

Your Word is life to us, the bread that we are to consume each day for sustenance.

Our conversation with You is to be morning and evening, seeking Your face, wrestling through our own limits and coming before You.

Thank You for Jesus, our great High Priest who allows us to come before You.

Thank You Lord!

Amen.

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