GOD HAS A PLANSeptember 6, 2023
“All this,” said David, “the Lord made me understand in writing by His hand upon me, all the details of this pattern.”
1 Chronicles 28:19
GOD WILL SHOW YOU THE PLAN. In this chapter, God appointed David’s son Solomon to build a temple after God gave David the plans for how to get it done. God wants to provide us with details for our lives, too. The book of James says, “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5). God has wisdom available. He won’t hold back (Psalm 84:11). The Holy Spirit is pouring out ideas and directives so that you can understand all the details of His plan.
Then David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.” 1 Chronicles 28:20
BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS AND ACT. These things are tied together. When God calls someone, He equips them. Solomon was inexperienced, and yet he completed the temple. God raised up skilled people around him. It’s important to spend some time fending off fear and insecurity in order to embrace the forward-moving life of faith. God told the church in Ephesus, “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). That’s where our sufficiency is. God will never fail you. “Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass” (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
Pastor Jeff Perry
God is for me. He will make me understand all the details of His plan. I wait on the Lord and gain new strength. I will be strong and courageous and act. I will not fear or be dismayed, for the Lord my God is with me. He will not fail me or forsake me. I do not fear anything, for God is with me. I am not afraid, for He is my God. He will strengthen me, and I am assured He will help me (Isaiah 40:31; 41:10).
The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.
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