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Daily Devotion

Read: 1 Chronicles 29:1–5

“So I have provided for the house of my God, so far as I was able, the gold for the things of gold, the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, besides great quantities of onyx and stones for setting, antimony, colored stones, all sorts of precious stones, and marble in abundance.” 1 Chronicles 29:2

King David was not allowed to build the temple in Jerusalem. The honor of temple construction was offered to David’s son, Solomon. God chose Solomon over David for the project, and while that may have been a disappointment for David, it did not stifle David’s desire to help make the temple a reality. David loved God with his whole heart, and even though David was a deeply flawed man, he desired to offer his very best to his Lord. While David was not chosen to be the builder, he was committed to supplying everything needed for the task. David might not have been the leader of the project, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t play a significant supporting role.

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