a good day to consider what God has chosen you for.
“Take heed now; for the Lord hath chosen thee to build a house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.” 1 Chronicles 28:10 KJV
History has shown us that kings did not always pass down teachings of moral value to their children. Quite often, the opposite was true. In many cases, the child who was to take the place of the king merely inherited the power, but had never been taught about the responsibilities which accompany that power.
King David fought many battles and shed much blood. So much so, that God didn’t want him to build the temple that would honor the Lord. He wanted it built by a man of peace so He chose the king’s son, Solomon.
What an honor! To be chosen by God to build the temple in which to worship Him. One would think that King David might have been upset, or insulted, by being passed over for that honor but he was not. Since Solomon was still young and inexperienced, David discerned that the purpose God had chosen him for was to prepare things for the time that would come when Solomon would take over as king and oversee the actual construction of the temple.
It took much planning, and many years to assemble all of the cut stone, the cedar, the bronze and all the other materials that would be necessary. There is no record of complaint by King David for being delegated to these seemingly unimportant tasks, because King David knew that this was what God’s purpose for him was.
It is not likely that the majority of us will be called to build a place of worship of the magnitude of the temple Solomon built. But we may be called upon to help build, restore or repair our own church, in our own neighborhood.
We may be called upon to help build homes for those who need them. Perhaps our purpose will be to raise money or prepare food to feed those doing the work.
Salvation does not require us to physically do any of these things, but the changes brought about by our faith will most assuredly cause us to want to know how God wishes to use us while we live on earth.
Pray for guidance, and ask the leader of your church how you can be of assistance. We will not all be chosen to direct the building of a great temple, but in the eyes of God, every task is as important. God has chosen each one of us. Today is a good day to consider what He chose you to do.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson