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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Building the House – All In

David wanted to build a house for the Lord.  The Lord told him no and assigned the project to David’s son Solomon.  But David was still completely invested in his conviction that the Lord deserved a magnificent house.
Building the House – All In
We have examined David’s attitude toward the work.  David was not content, though, to completely release his desire to honor his Lord.  He provided the materials for the temple.  He stated in 1 Chronicles 29:2, that he did so with all of his ability.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Challenging and encouraging! I feel like it is a longing God has built into our hearts to want to colabor in a mission much larger and longer-lasting than ourselves. This is the challenge to generations; I want God to use me to impact future generations, in my family and well as spiritually. I don't think I had to learn this; I merely recognized the desire was in my soul when it first became clear to me half a century ago.

    It's never abated....

    Just one slight correction to your post (tongue in cheek), we likely won't see it completed here, but one day the Body of Christ will be complete; the last member will be added, the last "living stone" will be put in place, the trumpet will finally sound and we will be all together with the Lord - forever! Come, Lord Jesus!

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