David’s Good Advice

I know I’ve read the passage before, but during my “regular” reading yesterday the following counsel David gave Solomon resonated in an unusual fashion:

“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve Him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek Him, you will find Him. But if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever. So take this seriously. The LORD has chosen you to build a Temple as His sanctuary. Be strong, and do the work.” 1 Chron 28.9,10 (NLT)

The “bolded” words slapped me the hardest. Encouraging, exhorting, and incentive to “keep on” even if a bit tired, a bit disappointed, a bit stressed.

It was, and is, a help to me as I meditate, memorize, and, now, share it.

 

 

Author: jackhager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for 30 plus years. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things.

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