1 Chronicles 28: 20
The words we have today from David to Solomon are words of encouragement that we all need. We see 5 things:
1) Be strong and courageous.
2) Do the work.
3) Do not be afraid or dismayed.
4) God is with you.
5) He will not leave or forsake you.
One day soon, all of our work on this old earth will be finished, just like the temple was finished. Today, we have a God, who continues to tell you and me, all these things about our “work”. Are you still working? Am I? Or are we merely existing, while time draws to a close? Can you see and hear the finishing touches being put on this earth? Let me encourage you today friend… Finish well… and know… you are not alone. Keep working… Be strong and courageous, knowing God is for you, and with you. Seek Him today, while there is still time.
Father, thank you for my friends. Thank you for your promises to us. Help us today. Give us courage and boldness to rise up in your power. Help us to be obedient in your truth. Thank you for the work of Jesus, on that cross, to take my sins away.
Verse 20 “Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the LORD God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.”