1 Chronicles 22

Nov 25, 2022    Pastor Daryl Zachman

“Now, my son, may the LORD be with you; and may you prosper, and build the house of the LORD your God, as He has said to you.” (1 Chronicles 22:11, NKJV)


It was in David’s heart to build a house for the LORD, but God told him that he was not the one to build it. Instead, David’s son Solomon would build the LORD’s house. Whereas David had been a man of war, Solomon would be a man of rest and peace. Nevertheless, David amassed great amounts of materials and a skilled labor force. He knew Solomon was inexperienced, and he wanted to give his son all that he needed to succeed.


We too are preparing for next generations. What we build into the lives of others will remain long after we go the way of the earth. I often think of those men and women of God who have gone before us, leaving behind a legacy of words and actions to inspire and instruct future generations. We are building the LORD’s house. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and God is fitting us together as living stones to declare the praises of God. Despite our own upbringing, each of us can choose by grace to create a new legacy. We can determine to build a house that will last. As David amassed gold, silver, wood and stone, so we can gather the gold of faith, the silver of redemption, the wood of strength, and the stone of truth. We can leave this to our children and grandchildren as our spiritual legacy.


What kind of house are you building? Is it built upon the Cornerstone of Christ and the foundation of the apostles? Are you building with the permanent materials of gold, silver and precious stones? Or are you throwing it together with wood, hay and straw? If we will wholeheartedly do the work, then the LORD will be with us and prosper us, and future generations will call us blessed!