1 Chronicles 29:1-10
Furthermore David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is yet young and tender…
I. THE OBJECT. "The work is great; for the palace is not for man, but for the Lord God."
1. In respect of the greatness of Him for whose use the palace is made.
2. The value of what is wrought there to all mankind.
3. The consequent expenditure.
II. THE GIVING. Circumstances of David's great collection and of ours are very different, but the principles are the same.
1. Definitely to the Lord. The money went into the hands of treasurers, but it was given to God.
2. Voluntary, "Who is willing?" "They offered willingly."
3. Hearty and gladsome. "Because I have set my affection to the house of my God," is David's reason for giving (ver. 3). And of all the givers it is said, "The people rejoiced for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the Lord" (ver. 9).
4. With preparation. Mistake to give on sudden impulse only or to imagine that forethought, and method, and consideration are opposed to heartiness; intelligent, Christian love will lead to these in proportion as it is fervent. "I have prepared with all my might" (ver. 2).
5. With devout acknowledgement. "Both riches and honour come of Thee." "All this store cometh of Thine hand, and is all Thine own" (vers. 11-16).
6. With fervent prayer (vers. 18, 19).
Parallel VersesKJV: Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God.
WEB: David the king said to all the assembly, "Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great; for the palace is not for man, but for Yahweh God.