This is it! Our final week in 1 Chronicles! This week we will read chapters 21-29 and we’ll be finished on Friday. Then the Good Morning Girls go on break.
Are you wondering what’s next?
On Monday, June 13th, we will begin our Summer Bible Study. We will continue on to 2 Chronicles. That journal is not complete and available yet. So please check back at the end of May, for the post with all the Bible Study Resources for the summer study.
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Now let’s get back to this week’s study and finish strong!!!
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
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1 Chronicles 21
Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number his people. According to Exodus 30:12, only God could ask Israel to be numbered and so God was displeased with David’s disobedience. David quickly repented of his foolishness, but it was too late. God struck Israel with pestilence and over 70,000 men of Israel died. So, David built an altar to the Lord and presented him with peace and burnt offerings. Then David called on the Lord and the Lord answered him with fire from heaven. Then God commanded his angel to stop and put his sword back into its sheath and David was afraid.
Satan will try to get us to do things completely contrary to God’s word. While God does not send plagues nowadays when he is upset, we should reflect on this story and see how God sees sin. He does not take it lightly. It should remind us that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through his son Jesus (Romans 6:23). God has made a way for us to escape his wrath when we sin, but we should still fear God. God wants us to run away from the things that will invite his discipline. Think back to a time when you fell into sin. Did you feel God’s displeasure? How was God merciful to you despite your sin? Is there anything you need to repent of now?
1 Chronicles 22
David provided everything for the temple to be built but because he had shed too much blood, he would not be able to do the actual building himself. Instead, God would give Israel rest from their enemies under Solomon, so they could build the temple in peace. But David recognized how young his son was, so he put together the people, the plans and the resources to build the temple. He also fought wars that game them stability with their enemies. Then, he commissioned Solomon to do the building with strength, courage and no fear.
The temple is known as Solomon’s temple not David’s. Yet, David did all the background work to prepare the temple to be built. It could not have been done without him. He gathered the materials, organized the people, won the wars to bring peace in Israel and laid out all the plans for his son, but he did not get credit for the temple. I don’t know which side of the coin you are on. Perhaps you have done a lot of work and someone else got credit or you have benefited from someone else starting something and you got to finish it. Either way, the Lord is in it and he is pleased when we humbly work without credit or when we continue on a good work with strength and courage. If God has called you to help start something new – do it! Or if you need help – don’t be afraid to accept it. Do you relate more to David or Solomon and why?
1 Chronicles 23 & 24
David had multiple sons who could have taken the throne and so here we see him clearly making Solomon the next king over Israel. Before David handed the throne over, he organized the Levites, the priests, the musicians, the gatekeepers, the officials, the military divisions and the leaders of the tribes. Since the temple would be a very busy place, he needed to help his son organize the duties and divisions of the priests and Levites.
There were so many important duties of the priests and Levites, it’s hard to focus on just one but one of the most precious responsibilities was that of prayer every morning and evening. They were to stand and give thanks and praise to the Lord. Do you bookend your days with praise and thanksgiving? Which do you tend to do more easily – start the day in prayer or end the day in prayer and why? How can you work prayer more into your daily habits of life?
1 Chronicles 25, 26 & 27
David was not just strong in battle; he was also wise with a great ability to organize, administrate and delegate the duties of the Israelites. He valued every role from the priesthood, to the officers, to the gatekeepers and even to the jobs that seemed less significant like the keepers of the vineyards and keepers of camels. He wisely assigned each tribe a different month to be on alert for battle. David had them cast lots for their duties so that the assignments would not just go to the most gifted and the best. He wanted everyone to have an opportunity to serve and there was no pride in being chosen.
David did not decide who would do each job. Instead, they cast lots so God could appoint them. God does not care about how the world sees us, whether we are considered great or small. God wants to use everyone. He has made you uniquely you, for his glory. Do not let your position in life, whether great or small, stop you from faithfully serving God. What is one unique quality God has given you? How can you use that gift, talent or quality more for the Lord? Be strong and of good courage and do what God has made you to do!
1 Chronicles 28 & 29
David gave his all to prepare his young and inexperienced son to take over the great task of building the temple because he loved the Lord so much. He was much like Moses, who brought his people to the Promised Land and then handed over the task to enter in, to Joshua. David commissioned his son with the same words that God gave Joshua before he entered the Promised Land, “Be strong and courageous and do not be afraid. The Lord is with you.” Then he prayed and praised God for his greatness and Solomon sat down on his father’s throne in place of David. David died and God made Solomon very great.
Twice, David told his son Solomon to “do it.” Do not talk about it, dream about it, try to go a different route or ignore God and his commands. He wanted Solomon to know God, serve God, seek God and never forsake God and…do it! The job was now in the hands of Solomon to complete the building of the temple.
David sincerely loved the Lord with all of his heart. Though he was not a perfect man, he was a devoted man with enthusiasm to do all God had called and gifted him to do. He left a godly legacy for his children and future generations. Do you love the Lord with your whole heart? Do others see your enthusiasm and love for God by the way you serve him? How can you leave a legacy of godliness in your family?
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Here’s the Printable Bible Bookmark for 1 Chronicles.
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Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
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