Learn to Invest in God’s House and God’s Work
1 Chronicles 29:2 “So I have provided for the house of my God, so far as I was able, the gold for the things of gold, the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, besides great quantities of onyx and stones for setting, antimony, colored stones, all sorts of precious stones and marble.”
It is only in our days that many significant things about God are taken for granted such as, His name, His house and His work. Many serve God as if they were forced. Our attitude towards God and His house raises questions among unbelievers as to whether we truly know God.
The House of God in the Old Testament was a symbol of God’s presence. There, was the Ark of Covenant which represented the presence of God among His people. The house of God represented the glory of God. It was the vitrine of God’s name, His fame, His power and His greatness.
It was the most beautiful house in Jerusalem, one of the wonders of the ancient world.
The Queen of Sheba and many other kings left their countries to come see it; it was a magnificent building in terms of architecture and embellishment. It was decorated with; good wood-acacia wood, gold and silver.
In 2 Samuel 7, David who loved God so much, thought of what to do for God. He could not see it logically and spiritually correct for him to live in a beautiful house, and having obtained protection from God, while the Ark of Covenant of God dwells in tents.
So, David planned to build a Temple to the honor and glory of God. A Temple that will reflect God’s name and fame.
So David worked hard to make provision for the work. The details are giving in 1 Chronicles 29:2, “… the gold for the things of gold, the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, besides great quantities of onyx and stones for setting, antimony, colored stones, all sorts of precious stones and marble.” The verses that follows reveal the amounts and quantity that David gathered for God’s house. How much have you invested this year in God’s house and God’s work?
We marveled at God’s love and blessings on David. Have you seen His response in investment for God’s work?
Our investment in God’s work reveals the state of our relationship with Him. It reveals how much we know God and love Him. It reveals our understanding of spiritual priorities. No one has ever invested in God’s work and ended up a loser, except the person is a hypocrite. If you are sincere God will always remember you.
Read also: The covenant keeping God
That initiative of building God a House was rewarded immediately with a covenant. God promised to build not only a house for David, but to raise him an everlasting royal dynasty. Hallelujah!!!
Our sacrifices and services to God can never be in vain; you can read 1 Corinthians 15:58, and Exodus 23:25.
God always rewards every little effort we make to advance His work and His kingdom. Be kingdom minded and invest in God’s house and in God’s work, it will secure you a great future and blessings for your descendants.