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!
“… and the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands.” 22 v4
How clearly David saw the need for God’s house to be magnified throughout all the lands.
And this is not a discarded concept/thought for us. We need to be careful with our motivations and thoughts regarding God’s house, both our Lord Jesus and us His people as living stones.
Think about the impact Jesus has had on history. Fame and glory throughout all lands. God’s people are from all tribes, all nations.
And it’s good to see that 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.'” 22 v8
David took that truth, and he didn’t let it fester or rail against it constantly. He accepted God’s will and word in this matter.
Good for us to see. Good for us to be encouraged to the same.
And you know, chapter 23 is really great! It’s a list of the church leaders and the form and order for worshiping the Lord, keeping His house and attending the priestly line.
It is good to think about the symmetry of God’s word. This order is not alone, it is folded within all that we see in Jesus.
Praise God, what a God He is, without equal, there is no mistaking Him and His Word!