Today’s passage: 1 Chronicles 26:1-32
- The gatekeepers’ responsibilities at the Temple are recorded in 1 Chronicles 9:23-27. They were primarily guards.
- The rest of this chapter explains the arrangement of those who were assigned to the treasury and to the judicial system throughout the nation.
- These assignments were finalized in David’s fortieth year on the throne, which would be his last (1 Kings 2:10-12). David is believed to have died around 971 B.C.
Questions to consider:
- As David nears the end of his reign, what are we seeing develop in the nation of Israel? What can we learn about the way Israel had been run and is now being established organizationally? How have things progressed throughout David’s reign?
- In what ways does it appear that David is seeking to finish well? As he nears the end of his reign and life, what is he trying to do for the sake of the people he leads and for those who would come after him?
- We know that things will finish well after Christ’s return, but how can we love God and love our neighbors (Our families, church, community, etc.) by finishing well in the mean-time? What legacies can we leave behind as we all await the return of Christ?