July 25, 2022 – 1 Chronicles 28:20 – As Great as the Task is

Today we’ll be continuing with some of your favorites (or the passages you have questions about).  Email (andy@stm-umc.org) or message me with any passages you’d like added or that you have a question about!

Today we are looking at 1 Chronicles 28:20

20 David said further to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and act. Do not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.

Today we are looking at David’s words to his son Solomon. If you take a moment to read all of this chapter, you’ll find that what is happening here is David is giving words of counsel and advice to his son Solomon about the task that lay ahead of him. He is going to build the Temple. 

Let’s think about that for a second.  He is going to build the Temple. He is going to build the early place where the glory of God will reside.  He is going to build the place that, to this day, remains the holiest spot in all of Judaism.  He is going to be used by God for this amazing, incredible task.  

Talk about a tall order!  This is as much, if not more, of a task than when Joshua took the lead from Moses and God reassured him with very similar words.  

But listen to the words of assurance from David.  Yes, this task is great. But God will not fail or forsake you.  As great as the task is, God is greater. That’s an amazing word for us to hear today. As great as the task may be in front of us this morning, God is greater. 

There is no task greater than God. 

No mountain greater than God. 

No call greater than God.  

Nothing you face is greater than God.  It may seem like a lot.  It may seem like too much.  It may seem like you can’t do it.  Through God, you can.  As great as the task is, God is greater.  Never forget that. Write that on your heart.  Your task, your job, your call may be greater.  But, the sovereign God of heaven, He is greater.  

Never forget that. 

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