1 Chronicles 22-27
Summarize what you read in one paragraph:
The consequence of David’s pride was that he would not be chosen to build the temple for the Lord. The task was given to David’s son Solomon in which God would establish Solomon’s throne over Israel forever. David’s response was not of jealousy, but rather he would provide the proper specific steps required to ensure that Solomon would fulfill his task for God.
What is one key verse?
1 Chronicles 23:32
“And so the Levites carried out their responsibilities for the tent of meeting, for the Holy Place and, under their relatives the descendants of Aaron, for the service of the temple of the Lord.”
This stood out to be because the Levites had specific responsibilities only they could complete for God’s temple. The responsibilities were ranked based on family name.
How does what you read change your vision of God?
These chapters show me how detailed God is in his planning. This would demonstrate the unconditional love and planning that God has for my life and others.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
Knowing God can use me or others to fulfill his purpose even when I do not feel able to be used. There is not anyone within the body that can not be used no matter their circumstances.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
David did not let his pride of not been chosen by God to build the temple impact his attitude of completing his responsibility to ensure the task was completed. I desire to have that devotion toward God regardless of what he is asking of me.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
David’s final obedience to God demonstrates the obedience Jesus had to God by dying on the cross.