1 Chronicles 29 Outline
– King David prepared a large quantity of materials for the palatial temple building project (1 Chronicles 29:1-2)
– King David dedicated his personal treasures to God for the temple (1 Chronicles 29:3-5)
– The people gave generously for the temple (1 Chronicles 29:6-9)
– David’s psalm of praise (1 Chronicles 29:10-13)
– David acknowledge all that he gave was from God (1 Chronicles 29:14-17)
– David prayed that God will give Solomon a wholehearted devotion to obey him and build the temple (1 Chronicles 29:18-19)
– The people bowed down and lay prostrate before God and the king (1 Chronicles 29:20)
– Solomon was anointed as king for the 2nd time (1 Chronicles 29:21-25)
– King David died and was succeeded by Solomon (1 Chronicles 29:26-30)
1 Chronicles 29 Summary
King David had prepared a large quantities of all kinds of materials for the temple building project because the temple will be big and Solomon is inexperienced in carrying out the task. The materials which King David had prepared for the building of the temple were gold, silver, bronze, wood, onyx, turquoise, different colors of stones, fine stone and marble. Then, King David said he dedicated the gold and silver in his personal treasuries for the building of the temple including 3,000 talents of gold, 7,000 talents of refined silver for the overlaying of the temple walls, silver works, and craft works.
After that, the family leaders, officers of the tribes of Israel, army commanders of thousands and hundreds gave generously. They contributed 5,000 talents of gold, 10,000 daric gold coins, 10,000 talents of silver, 18,000 talents of bronze and 100,000 talent of iron. Anyone who possessed precious stones contributed them for the temple building project.
1 Chronicles 29:1-13 is a psalm of praise by David. David was humbled in attributing that all the gifts he gave to God was from him. He prayed that God will give Solomon a wholehearted devotion to keep his commandments, requirements and decrees and to build the temple. Finally, David said praise the Lord your God and everyone bow down and lay prostrate before him and God.
In the following day, they offered sacrifices of 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams, and 1,000 male lambs and drink offerings to God. They people celebrated in the presence of God on that day. Solomon was anointed for the second time as king. Zadok was anointed as the priest. Every officer, mighty men, and the king’s sons pledged submission to him.
King David died after having ruled for 40 years including 7.5 years in Hebron and 33 years in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 5:5). Other events that occurred during the reign of King David can be found in the records of Samuel, Nathan and Gad concerning his reign and power, the circumstances surrounded him and of other kingdoms.
1 Chronicles 29 Bible Study
1. Doing your best for God and giving him all the glory
David assembled a large quantity of materials because the temple of God should be big and glorious. In Colossians 3:23, in whatever you do, you should do it with all your heart, as you are working for God and not for men. In Ephesians 6:7-8, we should serve God wholeheartedly because God will reward each man according to what he has done.
2. Give generously to God
David gave his personal treasures with an honest intent to God. When you give to the King of kings and Lord of Lords, you should give generously. Giving offerings is one way to worship God. In Deuteronomy 15:10, we should give generously with a cheerful heart and not a grudging heart, then God will bless you and everything you do. In 2 Corinthians 9:7, every person should give according to what he has decided in his heart not reluctantly because God loves a cheerful giver. In Proverbs 22:9, God blessed the people who are generous because they share their food with the poor. Jesus said we should give and borrow to those who ask from us. When you lend, you should not charge interest (Deuteronomy 23:20; Leviticus 25:36). If a brother is unable to pay back your debt, you should cancel it (Deuteronomy 15:3).
3. Obey God
David prayed that God will give Solomon a heart to keep his commandments. In John 14:15, if you love God, you will keep his commandments. In Acts 5:29, we must obey God rather than obeying men. In 1 Peter 1:14, as the children of God, we should not be conformed to the passions of our former ignorance. In 1 John 5:3, the love of God is to keep God’s commandments and God’s commandments are not burdensome. In 1 John 3:24, anyone who obey God’s commandments abide in God and God in him. By the witness of the Holy Spirit in you, you will know God abide in your. In Psalm 112:1, blessed are the ones who fear God and keep his commandments.
4. Faith has deeds
When David said to the assembly to bless God, they bowed their heads and prostrated themselves to God and the king. Faith has actions (James 2:18). In James 3:13, anyone who follow God’s commandments and show kindness to others are wise and understanding. If you are a disciple of Christ, you will demonstrate it in your lifestyle by showing love to others.
5. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever
In 1 Chronicles 29:10, God exists from everlasting to everlasting. In Hebrews 13:8, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. In Hebrews 1:12, God is the same and he will remain the same and he will exist forever. In Jude 1:25, glory be to Jesus Christ, our savior who existed from the beginning and will keep on existing forever. God always keep his promises and he never tell lies (Numbers 23:19). In 2 Corinthians 1:20, no matter how many promises God made, they are always yes in Jesus Christ. We must say Amen to all the God’s promises. If you pray but denounce it with your mouth later, God’s promise will fall through because you did not believe (James 3:6).
6. Everything comes from God
In 1 Chronicles 29:11-16, everything comes from God. Whatever we own is given by God. We should give God all the glory for all our achievements and all we have because God is the one who gave them to us. We are only supervisor of the wealth that God has given to us on earth. Therefore, we must use our money wisely for glorifying God. Whatever we do must be to glorify God (Colossians 3:17; 1 Corinthians 10:31). In Ephesians 5:20, we should give thanks to God for everything. Christians must pay tithes (Malachi 3:10) and give offerings to God because these are the commandments of God.
7. Spend time worshiping and praying to God everyday
In 1 Chronicles 29:13, we must give thanks to God, and praise him. Every day, you should set apart some time as devotion time to God to worship him and pray. We should not just pray for our ownselves but also pray for others. You can pray for your friends, and acquaintances. You can pray for missionaries, church, church leaders, and other countries. In Ephesians 6:18, we must pray at all times in the Holy Spirit with all perseverance and making supplication for all the saints. In 1 Timothy 2:1, supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving should be made for all people. In James 5:16, we should confess our sins and pray for one another so we can be mutually edified.
8. Submit to the authority of the government and obey it
In 1 Chronicles 29:24, all the officers, mighty men, and King David’s sons pledged their submissions to King Solomon. We must submit to the government laws because they are God’s servant. They helped God to punish those that sin on earth. In Romans 13:1, everyone must submit to the government authorities because there is no authority except the one God has established. In 1 Peter 2:13, we are to submit ourselves to every authority established by men whether to the king or the governors for God sent them to punish those who do wrong and commend people to do right.