1 Chronicles 22: How to Work in the Background


If you recall, David was told that he would not be the one to build the temple for God. Even though David had thought of it, God told him that his son would actually be the one to build it.

David must have been a little bit disappointed. After all, he did love God, and he wanted to do something magnificent to honor God.

He could have moped around and been upset. He could have been jealous of his son. He could have even built the Temple himself although doing so disobediently would not have achieved his purpose of glorifying God.

However, rather than do any of these things, he did what he was allowed to do to be helpful in 1 Chronicles 22.

1Ch 22:5  And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.

He brought together all the raw materials that Solomon would need. He knew that the house had to be great, and he did his part to make that happen.

It is hard to be the guy in the background sometimes. You do all the work does set someone else up for success, and you rarely get any credit. The situation is a little bit different because David did yet mentioned in this book, but it is obviously still known as Solomon’s project.

If you find yourself in an underappreciated role, don’t get bitter. Do your job like David did and remember that we work for God.

Col 3:23  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Col 3:24  Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

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Posted on July 17, 2013, in 1 Chronicles and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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