1 Chronicles 28:20
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished”.
Do What You Say You Will Do
In reading this verse I couldn’t help but think about our trying to get some repairs done this past week on two entirely different projects. We have been dealing with two different repairmen and both gave us the response that they would return to finish the work later in the week. We anxiously anticipated their return to finish the jobs at hand so we could move forward with other plans. By the end of the week, having not heard from either one, the anxiousness turned to frustration and aggravation. We took steps to find another expert to finish the electrical repair which was quickly done in the course of about two hours, but still have to find someone else to fix the other problem. As Solomon worked on the temple of the Lord he must have been dealing with similar frustrations but his father, King David, assured him to keep the faith and to work until the job is done.
How frustrating it must be for God when we fail to finish the job he lays out for us. Every one of us has been given a special gift or talent to be used to further His kingdom’s work here on earth and all we have to do is rely on Him and continue working for the service of the temple of the Lord. But the key is to continue steadfastly and faithfully. Do we become discouraged and not follow through with what we have pledged to do or do we leave God hanging when the work gets hard and tedious? Not that God needs us to complete His work, rather He desires we be involved to give us the opportunity to receive the blessings He has promised. Working for the Kingdom is so much more important than the secular work we do; likewise, it is so important that we follow through with what we have committed. As Christians, we should keep our commitments in all aspects of our lives, thereby being witnesses for character and integrity. As Jesus said in his prayer in John 17:4, “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” All that we do should be done to bring glory to God.
- Written by our Lighthouse Mentors