“Now, my son, the LORD be with you, so that you may succeed in building the house of the LORD your God, as he has spoken concerning you. Only, may the LORD grant you discretion and understanding, that when he gives you charge over Israel, you may keep the law of the LORD your God. Then you will prosper if you are careful to observe the statutes and the rules that the LORD commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Fear not; do not be dismayed.
David's words to Solomon, as he outlined his son's responsibilities to build the Temple, have significance to the LORD's people today. As Solomon was to build the Temple according to the plans given to his father, so we are called to build His Kingdom according to the plans He has given us in His Word. We are instructed to be workers who rightly handled the Word of Truth. (2 Tim. 2:15).
The word, Truth, is essential. It is the Word of the LORD, and we are not at liberty to edited, delete, revise, or ignore any portion of the Word. We are to diligently strive to present ourselves to God as ones approved, workers in His Kingdom who do not need to be ashamed.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 98
Evening: Psalm 24
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