Today’s passage: 1 Chronicles 23:1-32
- There was a major difference between this head count and the one from chapter 21. In chapter 21, David was motivated by his pride. Today, he is motivated for service.
- Man looks at the outward appearance, God looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)
- In David’s old age, he installs his son, whom God had chosen, as the next king and ensures the Levites are serving the Lord as He had commanded. They will be serving and ready to move into the Temple upon its completion.
- One interesting note: David didn’t just play music, or write music, but he also invented new musical instruments! (Amos 6:5)
Questions to consider:
- What is David doing as he nears the end of his physical life? What legacy is he seeking to leave?
- What parts of our lives leave behind a legacy? How can God use our repentance, obedience, words of instruction, etc. for those who will come behind us for the good of others and for His glory?
- What part does the gospel play in leaving a legacy? As important as our actions are, how can we encourage those who come behind us to remember that “Being just like ______” is not the gospel? How does the gospel shape our actions in such a way that we would leave behind an even greater legacy?