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Tuesday, July 29 2014

1 Chronicles 29: The Life Of King David

"With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries"

King's David's physical life was completed with work upon a physical Temple and a physical kingdom that represented the coming Kingdom of God (see The Prophecy Of King David's Messianic Throne). David knew that what he was doing was to the Glory of the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God), not to the glory of himself. "Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy."

King David

"29:1 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God. 29:2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance. 29:3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, 29:4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal: 29:5 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?

29:6 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king's work, offered willingly, 29:7 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron. 29:8 And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. 29:9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy." (1 Chronicles 29:1-9 KJV)

King David was a man of prayer (see 12 Biblical Principles Of Personal Prayer). Most of David's Psalms were Christian prayers (see The Messianic Psalms).

"29:10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said,

Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. 29:12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. 29:13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

29:14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee. 29:15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding. 29:16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own. 29:17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee. 29:18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee: 29:19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

Mount Zion 29:20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the king." (1 Chronicles 29:10-20 KJV)

The LORD had declared to David that his son Solomon would be given the task of building the Temple (see King David's Temple Decision).

"29:21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel: 29:22 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness.

And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest. 29:23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. 29:24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the king.

29:25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel." (1 Chronicles 29:21-25 KJV)

King David reigned for forty years: seven years as king of Judah in Hebron, then thirty three years as king of the united kingdom of Israel in the new capital city of Jerusalem (see How Long Was Jerusalem The Capital Of Israel?). "And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead."

"29:26 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 29:27 And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. 29:28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

29:29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer, 29:30 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries." (1 Chronicles 29:26-30 KJV)

Fact Finder: For an understanding of the life of King David, see the studies below.

Our King May Judge Us
Saul's Impeachment
The Anointing Of David
The Battle Of David And Goliath
The Rise Of David
Why Didn't David Kill Saul?
King David Of Judah
The War Between The Houses of David and Saul
When Did Jerusalem Become An Israelite City?
Why Did King David Purchase The Temple Mount?
King David's Empire

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This Day In History, July 29

238: As the Roman Empire (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars; see also The Rise Of The Malignant Beast) continued to unravel, the Praetorian Guard (the supposed bodyguards of the Roman Emperors) executed the co-Emperors Pupienus and Balbinus in Rome. Gordian III, at age 13, was proclaimed Emperor. The original Roman Empire was superseded by Germany (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

904: Saracen raiders sacked Thessalonica (known in the Holy Bible from the epistles to the Thessalonians; see also 1 Thessalonians: Prove All Things, Hold Fast What Is Good and 2 Thessalonians: The Falling Away Of The Son Of Perdition), which at the time was the Byzantine Empire's second-largest city (see also Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).

Praetorian Guard 1030: Olaf II was killed at the battle of Stiklestad while attempting to recover his Norwegian throne from the Danes.

1148: The Siege of Damascus ended with a decisive crusader defeat which led to the disintegration of the Second Crusade (see also Damascus In History And Prophecy).

1565: Mary Queen of Scots married Henry Stuart at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1567: James VI was crowned King of Scotland.

1588: During the Anglo-Spanish War, the Battle of Gravelines. English naval forces under the command of Charles Howard and Francis Drake defeated the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.

1715: Ten Spanish treasure galleons were sunk off the Florida coast by a hurricane.

1793: John Graves Simcoe began the construction of a fort and settlement in a bay on the north shore of Lake Ontario. It is known today as the Canadian city of Toronto.

1830: Charles X of France abdicated.

1848: Hopes of a nationalist uprising in Ireland were dashed when an insurrection at Tipperary led by William Smith O'Brien failed.

1900: King Umberto I of Italy was assassinated at Monza by anarchist Gaetano Bresci.

1914: Austria-Hungary bombarded Belgrade, Serbia; the first military action of the First World War.

1921: Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, later known by the abbreviation "Nazi." Hitler was later elected as the leader of Germany (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion)

1930: The airship R100 set out on its first passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada.

1947: Three Jewish terrorists were hung by the British for an attack on the Acre prison that freed 251 convicted criminals, including murderers. In response, Jewish resistance leader Menachem Begin (a future Prime Minister of Israel) ordered the hanging of 2 British hostages, Army Sergeants Clifford Martin and Mervyn Paice, the same day. The action set off anti-Jewish riots across Britain, the first in Britain since the 13th century. See A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate to understand that the present-day state of Israel, which is actually Judah (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Israel Of Judah), came into existence because the British freed "Palestine" (an English rendering of the Hebrew word "Philistine"; see also Where Is Palestine?) from centuries of control and occupation by Muslim forces.

1948: The first Olympic Games after World War II opened in London at Wembley Stadium.

1957: The International Atomic Energy Agency was established.

1968: Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), declared that any artificial forms of birth control were prohibited by the Roman Catholic Church.

1973: Greeks voted to abolish their monarchy.

1987: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Britain and President Francois Mitterrand of France signed an agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel, later known as the Eurotunnel.

1996: China carried out a nuclear explosion at its Lop Nor nuclear testing ground. It measured 4.3 on the Richter scale.

2005: Astronomers announced the discovery of the dwarf planet that they named Eris. Although many scientists claim to reject religion, they nevertheless routinely name scientific discoveries and programs after their favorite pagan gods and idols.


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