He was all in.
This wasn’t a project that he was doing on the side. In his words, he invested all that he had in preparing for a project the Lord not only forbid him to start but he would never see completed.
Think of it.
We have been given a similar charge. We have been commanded to put Christ’s kingdom as the number one priority of our lives. We have been commanded to make disciples. We have been commanded to be diligent in our engagement with our communities of faith. Unlike David, we have not been forbidden to start, just the opposite. Like David, we will not see the work complete.
Still we are to be all in.