Today’s Tasting: 1 Chronicles 26-29; Psalms 127 NLT
Leave a Legacy: 1 Chronicles 26 starts off listing the gatekeepers and their duties. A gatekeeper was someone that guarded the gates and doors of the temple. Then, the passage describes the Levites who were responsible for the treasuries. 1 Chronicles 27 lists the military commanders and divisions. Each division served for one month and had 24,000 troops. Next, the passage lists the tribe leaders and officials in David’s kingdom. In 1 Chronicles 28, David gives his son, Solomon, specific instructions for building the temple. David wanted to build the temple for God, but because he had blood on his hands, God did not allow David to build it. David encouraged his son to be strong and courageous, for the hand of the Lord was with him. David then makes an announcement; he is giving his personal treasuries to go towards the building of the temple.
1 Chronicles 29:6 states, “Then the family leaders, the leaders of the tribes of Israel, the generals and captains of the army, and the king’s administrative officers all gave willingly.”
The people willingly followed their leader. David praised God in the presence of the assembly! The next day Solomon was crowned as king. Psalm 127 confirms the above passage in 1 Chronicles, “Unless the Lord builds the house, it is in vain.”
Today’s Nourishment: I love this passage of scripture. David didn’t get discouraged when God told him that he couldn’t build the house personally, but that it would be done through his seed. He was building a legacy as he passed on the instructions the Lord gave him for building the temple to Solomon word for word. He didn’t give in words only. David gave from his own treasures to the building and the people followed his leadership.
There will be times when God gives you instructions for work in His Kingdom, but it may not be for you to complete. It may be for you to start and the rising generations to complete. This is your legacy. You may need to record everything that the Lord is showing you, so that nothing is missed or left undone. God will still receive the glory!
Father, I thank You for the legacy you are allowing me to leave to my family, friends, believers, and society. Thank you for everything that You will allow my seed to complete! I will be diligent in writing down Your instructions and not leaving anything out. I thank You for not forgetting about me. You are indeed a promise keeper, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
What is something that the Lord has shown you that you may not complete in your lifetime? What is the legacy you will leave your family and your kingdom legacy you will leave the Church? Take some time to truly take that in prayer to the Lord, so that the legacy may continue after you. Plan now to leave a legacy that will speak of your life, glorifies the Lord, and honors your family and other believers.
Feel free to join in the conversation and share your insights after reading this devotional blog.
Tomorrows Delight: Psalms 111-118
Chantea Williams http://gwwministry.com
Thank you for that reminder. It is very thought-provoking.
Carolyn Marlowe says
Brenda, it is thought provoking. I plan to do this!
Carolyn Marlowe says
Chantea, I will pray about the legacy that I will leave behind for the next generation to continue. Thanks for the devotional today to make me think about this.
Tammy Bradley says
Love this and will truly give it thought. I want to leave a legacy that glorifies God!