Today’s reading I Chronicles 8-9
I Chronicles 22:5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the Lord must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
David had great things in his heart to do for the Lord. God chose not to allow David to do what he so desperately wanted to do. However, God told David He would allow Solomon, David’s son, to do the work. Then David went to work preparing for the ministry that God would allow his son to have.
David prayed for his son. David prepared for his son. He spent the rest of his life getting things ready for his son to do something extremely great and large for the Lord.
I wonder what we are doing to prepare our children to have successful spiritual lives after we are gone. Are we thinking of the next generation. Are we considering what God can do and will do after we are gone.
It is not enough to just live this life here and to do what we need for our lives. We must carry the gospel forward for the kingdom’s sake.
Begin making preparations today to do great things to help your children successfully serve the Lord.