Meg Andersen, Sprouts Service Coordinator/MOPS Finance Coordinator
Specifically 1 Kings 7:51
Out of all the details we have read in these passages, my heart rests on this one; 1 Kings 7:51, “So King Solomon finished all his work on the Temple of the Lord. Then he brought all the gifts his father, David, had dedicated—the silver, the gold, and the various articles—and he stored them in the treasuries of the Lord’s Temple.”
Oh the joy encased in this simple verse, such fulfillment, obedience and peace. After all the ups and downs of David’s life, the turmoil and the heartbreak, we see here a son honoring both his earthly father and his Heavenly Father. Solomon could have done whatever he pleased with the gifts his father had dedicated to the LORD, all those years earlier in 1 Samuel 8:11. But no, Solomon was faithful with David’s gifts and also to the instructions his earthly father had given him in 1 Chronicles 22. And in obeying David, he was faithful to the plans of the LORD. What a beautiful scene we see here of all the dedicated gifts of David being ushered into the completed temple of the LORD.
This verse in 3 John 1:4, “I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth,” seems to be illustrated perfectly here by a son walking in the truth his father has handed down to him–and ultimately the truth his Heavenly Father gives him. David’s dream of building a house for the LORD is now completed through his son, and there must have been no greater joy than that. We are also sons and daughters of a King, let us not forget that there is no greater joy for our Father than to see us walking in TRUTH and remember what joy we have in being about our Heavenly Father’s business!