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A Daily Devotion for Weds., December 23


1Chronicles 22:7,11-12,14-16


When reading these passages of David’s words at the end of his life, it was hard for me to see beyond the specifics of what was being said. But as I thought about it, something became clear. David wanted to build a temple for God. This was something he felt in his heart. But God interrupted his plan and told him his son would be the one to build the temple. David heard God and changed his plans. It is hard to change our plans when we have set our minds and hearts on those plans. But God’s will is not always in line with what we want it to be. To serve God and honor Him, I have to be in line with His will. And to know God’s will, I must listen.

Holy Lord, speak to me. I will try to listen and hear your will for me. Open my ears and my heart. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Dec 23, 2020

1 chronicles 22:6, 11-12: 14-16 God tells David he would not be the one to built the temple. Instead the task would be given to his son Solomon. God choose Solomon because David was very old and tired and in his lifetime he fought many wars that were wrong or ungodly, and a lot of blood was shed. God wanted a man of rest and peace to build a house for Him. He wanted it to be built after the victories not in the midst of the struggles. David was not jealous of the fact that his son would have the honor of building God’s temple. They worked together and built the temple. This reminds me of older parents toda…

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Unknown member
Dec 23, 2020

20201223 Wednesday, Daily Devotion - 1 Chronicles 22:8 & 14-16


1 Chronicles 22:8 (NIV)

8 But this word of the LORD came to me: ‘You have shed much blood and have fought many wars. You are not to build a house for my Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight.


This word of David for Solomon is a permanent reminder for me every last moment. David recognized that God doesn’t allow him to build a temple of God even though David really wanted to build a house of God for God. It was David’s passion, dream, and hope in his life. However, God didn’t allow it and David accepted God’s decision. It is a…


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Tom
Tom
Dec 23, 2020

2Chronicles 21:13 - “Then you will prosper if you are careful to observe the statutes and the ordinances that the Lord commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid or dismayed.”


I chose to go rogue and picked a verse that was skipped over. The reason was that in this third farewell I observed the same words of encouragement. “Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid or dismayed.” The message each of these great leaders had for their people was to always remember that God was with them. It is the same message we celebrate at Advent and Christmas. We can weather any of our life’s storms, including this stupid virus…


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