Please don’t blow a gasket. I’m aware that the Bible chapters for this week are from its most obscure section. Cut me some slack. It’s leap year. February 29th. Here goes!
Reading these chapters, I find myself freed to do anything at all for the Lord. Whatever it is, do it. Don’t hold back. I know it’s not easy. All kinds of obstacles clutter our paths.
Just under the surface of my emotions, I feel as if I’ve not done near enough for the Lord. And, of course, I haven’t. Slacked off when I should have had my nose to the grindstone. But why look back, holding onto negative thoughts? God forgives. Move on.
Here’s some good news from little known Chronicles. Really? Some hope from these unsung pages? For sure! Nothing in the Bible is wasted. Not one jot or tittle without purpose. So what do I see?
Note that King David is organizing the building materials and personnel for Jerusalem’s Temple, which his son Solomon will complete. There will be lots to do. All kinds of jobs–priests, builders, designers, weavers, gatekeepers, perfumers, jewelers, armed forces, musicians and singers, accountants and managers. You name it, they’ll need it. Choices galore.
Same today. Whatever you do for the Lord is fine with Him. But do it. Try not to let Satan derail you, sapping your joy in serving the Master. For me, two steps forward, one back. But at least a couple steps move forward. Not bad. But let’s do some better. And always…for Him.
Thank you, Lord, that we may serve you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.