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.