LOYAL HEARTS AND WILLING MINDS
Today's Reading: 1 Chronicles 28
Key Verse: 1 Chronicles 28:20
And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God — my God — will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord…"
Young Solomon must have been overwhelmed by the challenge facing him. God had called him to follow his father as king. His first task was to oversee the building of the Temple in Jerusalem on Mt. Moriah. But, along with the calling, God gave Solomon instructions and a promise.
First, Solomon was to know the God of his father and to "serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind" (28:9).
Second, Solomon was encouraged to "Be strong and of good courage and do it" (28:20a).
Third, his father assured him that God would be with him and that God would not leave him nor forsake him (28:20b).
When God calls us to do His work we must do it without fear, knowing that He will accomplish His purpose through us.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, we need Your provision in order to accomplish Your purpose. Here we are, Lord, at Your service. Please grant us loyal hearts and willing minds. With hearts and minds focused on doing Your will, we know we will succeed. In the Name of Jesus, the One who did Your will 100% of the time, we pray, Amen!
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