Week 36: Build the House

Today’s Text: First Chronicles 20-22

Key Text: First Chronicles 22:11

“Now, my son, the LORD be with you, and may you have success and build the house of the LORD your God, as he said you would.”

King David’s son was privileged like few men. He was hand-picked to “build the house of the LORD,” something which his father David had hoped to do. It fell to him, guided as he was by God, to do that important job and the temple which resulted was greater than any other temples of the day.

Can you imagine what a privilege – and responsibility – it was to undertake that task?

On a much smaller scale – we are called in a similar way.

We too can have the privilege and responsibility to “build the house of the LORD.”

We build it, symbolically, in the building of our own homes on a foundation of faith.

We build it, as a witness to that faith, when we build and maintain a strong Christian home.

We build it, and give it as a gift to the next generation, when we put Christ at the center of our home life.

We are not likely to be called to literally build a great temple to God.

Still, the “temple” of our life and witness can speak volumes.

Have you undertaken such a building project?

If not, why not start today?

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