Use your gifts and experience to be a blessing to the next generation. By doing so, you show them the way.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 119: 4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. 5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! 6 Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.
Read - 1 Chronicles 22:2-27:34
Much of today’s long section can be difficult to work through but it all had a purpose. David was establishing the order of things for his son Solomon who would be the heir to the throne. This is a vital thought for us to consider as parents, church leaders, etc. Are we working hard to teach and train the way that is right to those who will come after us?
He even taught the people he was leading about having appropriate expectations with their new leader. His youth and inexperience would mean that he would lead differently than his father. However, he would also make choices that would be different yet could even be better. New leadership should be given freedom to go in new ways.
Lord, help me to live my life in such a way that if my children follow me they will also follow You.
As we move to the end of David’s life the temple era begins.
Solomon is known as wise but here we read of his father’s wisdom before him. Where did David’s wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from God and can be asked for…it is paired with knowledge. As the old adage goes, knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit but wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. Certainly David had both knowledge and wisdom and we do as well.