TOPIC: For the Service of the Lord!
Opening Prayer: May the meditation of my heart be acceptable unto you, O Lord as I read from your word.
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 23:1-32
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Today’s passage briefly mentions King David stepping down in old age and installing his son, Solomon, as successor (vs.1-2). Then it details David’s plans for the men who would build the Temple and serve in God’s House after his death. Unlike the census of his soldiers (21:4-7), God does not condemn this census. While the former was commissioned to show how powerful David thought he had become, this was simply a record of the Levites who would serve in the Temple.
David knew that if God was to be glorified, the builders and religious leaders must be prepared and organized. Often, local church programs or mission projects concentrate on financial aspects to the neglect of feasibility studies, planning, and vital spiritual preparations. God’s work must also encourage the use of different talents available. Being sensitive to changing circumstances of Israel as a nation (v.25), David made appropriate changes to the duties of the Levites (vs.26, 28-32).
The foundation of our faith and salvation in Christ is fixed, but we must prayerfully seek to know how to communicate and live out the Gospel in our changing communities and generations.
• Thought: Where do you see yourself in God’s service?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Ask for God’s grace to play your part effectively in His service. • Thank God for interdenominational corporate bodies such as Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN)
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
Hosea 1-4; Matt. 18:1-20
Scripture Union Daily Guide 1st June 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God