Today’s reading II Chronicles 1-5:1
II Chronicles 2:1 And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
Solomon wants to build a house for the name of the Lord and His kingdom! If you didn’t know the story about what has already happened this would still be a beautiful statement. Solomon wants to do something to the honor and glory of God and that is great.
But when I consider that God laid it on David’s heart to build that temple and it was in David’s heart the story gets even stronger. David wanted to build the temple. David worked his heart out getting things ready for the building of the temple.
Now Solomon has a dream to build the temple. Don’t forget that David is Solomon’s dad! Solomon has accepted the challenge. Solomon has a desire to do what God put in David’s heart. The dream has passed on.
What started in the heart of David is now in the heart of his son. Solomon will build the temple.
I think in terms of our ministries and realize how important it is to get the dream of doing something into our children’s hearts and even into others of the next generation.
We do not want to see God glorified and His kingdom extended only under our leadership and in our time. We want to pass on the dream.
Who are you investing in to get the dream to the next generation? Who are you influencing for the kingdom of God?