I'm on a journey to read through the Bible in chronological order. Taking it one day at a time, I will read based on a list I found on the internet and blog about what happened, thoughts provoked, emotions conjured, etc. Enjoy!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 144: 1 Chronicles 26-29; Psalms 127

Further jobs in the Temple are outlined: gatekeepers and treasurers and other officials; armies are laid out and are to be on rotating duty each month; tribal heads are established; the king's overseers are appointed (those over the fields, storehouses, herds, counseling, etc.).

David then gives a moving speech to his son Solomon about the work at hand and gives him all of the plans for the Temple so that he may move forward with implementing them. "1 Chron. 28:20 David also said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished." People came forward and freely gave of their materials for the building to be complete. It says that the willingness of the people to give was overwhelming. I can't remember the last time I went to a church whose members giving was "overwhelming"...something to think about.

Samuel is formally anointed as king and succeeds David after his death... well done David, well done :)

It's a fun and exciting time for the people. There is a time of rest and everyone is coming together to make this Temple possible. A new, young king is put into place and it seems that the land is getting a fresh, new start!

The reading ends with a Psalm from Solomon...he basically says that if the labor they do is not got God, then it is all done in vain.. the boy may be young, but he's on the right track!

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