Day 147

Today’s Readings – 1 Chronicles Chapters 26-29 and Psalm 127

“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house as the sanctuary. Be strong and do the work.” 

Then David gave his son Solomon the plans for the portico of the temple, its buildings, its storerooms, its upper parts, its inner rooms and the place of atonement.
I Chronicles 28:9-11


David’s life is drawing to a close and he is making final wishes known.

Clearly, Solomon is the choice to be the new king, but more than that Solomon is given a charge to complete – build the temple!

David also instructs Solomon to seek after God.

I like what John Wesley wrote about this idea of seeking after God . . .

If thou dost only put on a profession of religion to please me, or if thy obedience to God be unsincere, thou mayest indeed deceive me, but thou canst not deceive Him, for He searcheth the motions of thy heart.

Wise words today from King David and John Wesley.

In our relationship with God, we need not put on a show for people – they are easy to deceive. God knows your every thought and motive – therefore do not set out to deceive Him.

Faith in God is not a game to be played and won.

Faith is a relationship that changes your life – that gives it meaning and purpose.

Stop playing games today and seek after God’s direction for your life.

Trust that God has a plan for you – a plan that will bring glory and honor to God – a plan that in time will be perfect and pleasing to you as well.

Tomorrow’s Reading – Psalms 111-118



I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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