Friday, August 12, 2005

David's Temple

Everyone talks about Solomon’s Temple, but it isn’t Solomon’s Temple at all - it is David’s Temple.

“Wait a minute,” you say, “God told David that he wasn’t to build a temple.”
That’s right, but it is “David’s Temple” nonetheless.

As I was growing up, many times my parents would dicker (good naturedly) over projects. As my Mother would be telling Daddy how to do something, Daddy would say, “Now, who’s doing this - me or you?” To which Mother would reply, “Well, you are - but I’m having it done!”

That’s the way David’s Temple was. Read the account in 2 Samuel 7 and 1 Chronicles 17 of David’s offer to build the temple and God’s loving rejection of David’s proposal.

Then we see in 1 Chronicles chapters 22, 28 and 29 that David gathered the materials, David drew the blueprint, and David secured the money.

So you see, Solomon actually did it, but David “had it done.”

What is God “having you do”? Paul could have thought that all he was getting done was writing a bunch of letters - oh but what a bunch of letters they turned out to be!

God may have us do great things, or He may lead us to “have others” do great things. All we can do is “bloom where you are planted” and “Whether you eat or drink” (or drive a truck, or wash dishes, or sell stuff) “do all for the glory of God!”



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