He Did It All (I Chronicles 26-29; Psalm 127)

14 “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.  I Chronicles 29:14

What a person does at the end of their lifetime speaks volumes about who the person was and what they believed in. For example, Paul’s last acts of life were to write I and II Timothy along with the book of Titus.

I wonder, what would I do if I knew I had only one month to live?

You and I have a front row seat this morning as we discover the last acts of King David. If you have not read I Chronicles 26-29, do so now.

As I read through these chapters and also Psalm 127, I realized above everything else in David’s rich life, he loved the Lord. Notice three of the last things David did:

  1. He wrote out every detail of the House of the Lord that He wanted to build for His God.
  2. He organized the nation of Israel so that it would be secure after he was gone.
  3. He impressed upon Solomon the importance of obeying God in every way:

“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever. 10 Be careful now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong and do it.” I Chronicles 28:9-10.

David’s life came to an end in chapter 29. Here is an amazing reality. David ended his life as the Prophet Samuel predicted David’s life would be. God had sought after a man who would be after his own heart and David was this man all the way to the finish line.

Here is one truth God impressed on my heart: “It is vital that the Lord be the builder of the house from start to the finish!!!

Oh how I pray that others can say of my life and yours, “God did it all.”

2 questions:

  1. What does your life reveal about your faith?
  2. What would be on your to-do list if this were your last month on the earth?

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