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21:1-3 And Satan
stood up against Israel.(with
God allowing it:.2Samuel
24:1-3; other examples).and
provoked David to number Israel. And David said to Joab and to the rulers
of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan and bring the
number of them to me, that I may know it. And Joab answered, The LORD make
his people an hundred times so many more as they be, but my lord the king,
are they not all my lord's servants? why then does my lord require this
thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?
to know his strength in things, such as here in wanting to know how great
his forces are. This kind of approach gets man's mind off God and of course,
that what the dark side wants, but it also shows God, man's heart in things,
whether of not man's trust is in his armies, etc. or in God. Man often
fails to see the incredible power
of God. An example in the
story of Gideon.
21:15 And God sent
an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it. And as
he was destroying, the LORD beheld and he repented him of the evil and
said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now your hand. And
the angel of the LORD stood by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
21:29 For the tabernacle
of the LORD, which Moses made in the wilderness and the altar of the burnt
offering, were at that season in the high place at Gibeon.
22:1-4 Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God and this
is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel. And David commanded to gather
together the strangers that were in the land of Israel and he set masons
to hew wrought stones to build the house of God. And David prepared iron
in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates and for the joinings
and brass in abundance without weight; Also cedar trees in abundance, for
the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.
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.
22:6 Then he called for Solomon his son and charged him to build an
house for the LORD God of Israel.
22:7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind
to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God.
22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, You have shed blood
abundantly and have made great wars. You shall not build an house unto
my name, because you have shed much blood upon the earth in my sight..(a
lesson regarding destructiveness)
22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest
and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about. For his name
shall be Solomon and I
will give peace and quietness unto Israel
in his days.
22:10 He shall build an house for my name and he shall be my son and
I will be his father and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over
a limited term meaning 'as long as present conditions are extant.
Ancient physical Israel has been replaced with spiritual
Israel, an 'Israel' of the heart and open to all in the world.
22:11,12 Now, my son, the LORD be with you and prosper you and build
the house of the LORD your God, as he has said of you. Only the LORD give
you wisdom and understanding and gives you charge concerning Israel, that
you may keep the law of the LORD your God.
22:13 Then shall you prosper.(*),
if you take
to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses.(the
Law).with, concerning Israel.
Be strong and of good courage, dread
not, nor be dismayed..(Revelation
22:14-16 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of
the LORD an hundred thousand talents
of gold and a thousand thousand talents of silver and of brass and iron
without weight, for it is in abundance. Timber also and stone have I prepared
and you may add thereto. Moreover there are workmen with you in abundance,
hewers and workers of stone and timber and all manner of cunning men for
every manner of work. Of the gold, the silver and the brass and the iron,
there is no number. Arise therefore and be doing and the LORD be with you.
22:17,18 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon
his son, saying, Is not the LORD your God with you? and has he not given
you rest on every side? for he has given the inhabitants of the land into
mine hand and the land is subdued before the LORD and before his people.
22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God. Arise
therefore and build you the sanctuary of the LORD God to bring the
ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the
house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.
23:1 So when David was old
and full of days, he made Solomon
his son king over Israel.
23:30 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD and likewise
Some of the
priests were designated to, among other things, give thanks to God
in the morning and in the evening, a good principle for us to follow in
our own meditation times.
24:10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah.
25:3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri and Jeshaiah,
Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun,
who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD.
26:4 Moreover the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad
the second, Joah the third and Sacar the fourth and Nethaneel the fifth,
26:6,7 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout
the house of their father. For they were mighty men of valour. The sons
of Shemaiah; Othni and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren were
strong men, Elihu and Semachiah.
26:8 All these of the sons of Obededom. They and their sons and their
brethren, able men for strength for the service, were threescore and two
26:9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.
27:23 But David took
not the number of them from twenty years old and under, because the LORD
had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.
27:24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not,
because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number
put in the account of the chronicles of king David.
27:25 And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel and
over the storehouses in the fields in the cities and in the villages and
in the castles was Jehonathan the son of Uzziah.
27:26-31 And over them that did the work of the field for tillage of
the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub. And over the vineyards was Shimei
the Ramathite. Over the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars
was Zabdi the Shiphmite. And over the olive trees and the sycomore trees
that were in the low plains was Baalhanan the Gederite and over the cellars
of oil was Joash. And over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the
Sharonite and over the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son
of Adlai. Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the asses
was Jehdeiah the Meronothite. And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite.
All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.
27:32 Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man and
a scribe and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons.
27:34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar
and the general of the king's army was Joab.
28:1-8 And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of
the tribes and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king
by course and the captains over the thousands and captains over the hundreds
and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king and
of his sons, with the officers and with the mighty men and with all the
valiant men, unto Jerusalem. Then David the king stood up upon his feet
and said, Hear me, my brethren and my people: As for me, I had in mine
heart to build an house of rest for the ark
of the covenant of the LORD,
and for the footstool of our God
and had made ready for the building. but God said unto me, Thou shalt not
build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war and hast
shed blood. Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house
of my father to be king over Israel for ever, for he hath chosen Judah
to be the ruler and of the house of Judah, the house of my father and among
the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel. And
of all my sons, for the LORD hath given me many sons, he hath chosen Solomon
my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.(Israel
was still one nation at this time; later it
split into two nations). And he said unto me, Solomon
thy son shall build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be
my son and I will be his father. Moreover I will establish his kingdom
ever,.if he be constant to do my commandments
and my judgments, as at this day.(Solomon
did build a house for God, but later let women turn his heart).
Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD and
in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the
LORD your God, that ye may possess this good land and leave it for an inheritance
for your children after you for ever.
28:9 And you, Solomon my son,
know you the God of your father and serve him with a perfect heart and
with a willing mind, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all
imaginations of the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found of
you, but if thou forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
28:10 Take heed
now, for the LORD has chosen you to build an house for a sanctuary.(a
ark of the covenant). Be strong and do it.
28:11 Then David gave to
his son the pattern of the porch and of the houses thereof and of the treasuries
thereof and of the upper chambers thereof and of the inner parlours
thereof and of the place of the
28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and
serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind. For the LORD searcheth
all hearts and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou
seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast
thee off for ever.
28:20 And David said
to Solomon his son, Be
strong and of good courage and do it. Fear not, nor be dismayed, for the
LORD God, even my God, will be with thee. He will not fail thee, nor forsake
13:5), so finish all the work for the service of the
house of the LORD.