*I Chr. 28:20-21- And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
21 And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites, even they shall be with thee for all the service of the house of God: and there shall be with thee for all manner of workmanship every willing skilful man, for any manner of service: also the princes and all the people will be wholly at thy commandment.
Here we find David about to go off the scene and Solomon about to embark on building the House of God. David, sensing nervousness in his son encourages him with such comforting words that they not only propelled Solomon to complete his task but have endured and inspired God’s people for generations
God With Thee!
1. Command to embrace! -v. 20a
2. Charge it demands! -v. 20b
3. Comfort it brings! -v. 20c
4. Confidence it builds! -v. 20d
5. Completion promised! -v. 20e
6. Comrades to help! -v. 21
If we could ever truly understand that we are not alone and that God honours faithfulness and blesses obedience, we would never fret and we would accomplish so much more for His Glory!
-Pastor Doug Foster