Just before stepping down as king, David presents his vision of building the temple. And he asks people for money.
The people respond with joy! They freely share their money:
1 Chronicles 29:9. Then the people rejoiced, because they offered willingly, because with a perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD; and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
In response, David prays a moving prayer before all the people:
I Chronicles 29:14. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from you, and we have given you of your own.
After David leads the people in a final worship time, he passes on his kingship to his son Solomon. It is Solomon who carries out his David’s intention to build the temple.
In our day, people who teach us in the faith often need resources to help them accomplish their mission.
If they ask you for help, like David asking the people for help, will you support them?
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