It was in providing material for the building of the temple that he did not hold back. It was his focus. The first thing on his do list. The highest priority.
As we have said, David was prevented from building the house. But He still pursued provisioning the construction with all that he had.
Unlike David, we are called to build God’s church, we are not prevented. We are commanded to do so. We are to provide material for that construction. What could that be?
The material for the temple included gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, onyx, antimony, precious stones and alabaster. The material for the Church is people.
The first provision we have to make is us. We have to give ourselves to Him and to His work, His Church.
Following that we are to proclaim the good news of the gospel to our sphere of influence. It is through that proclamation that others are invited to engage and become members, material, in and for the Church.