Public Profession

Handwritten page from the first book of Chronicles chapter 27 verse 30 through chapter 28 verse 6.
1Chron 27:30-28:6

Synopsis     1Chron 27:30-28:6     2/11/2020 

As king, David had distributed key management responsibilities to his trusted staff people. Each of these people he knew by name.  

So later, near the end of his life, he made and assembly. And here, he gathered all of his administration’s key staff.

The assembly included his military commanders, and estate managers as well as all of his sons. At this assembly, he addressed the people. And he began by reminding all the people that it had been his desire to build a house for the Lord.  

However, through the prophet, God told David that Solomon would be the one to build the temple. Accordingly, King David informed the entire assembly that Solomon would be the next king. And, as such, he would be the actual builder of David’s fantastic temple.  

David’s Public Profession 

King David could have communicated to his high officials in many different ways. He could have left a written decree. Or, he could have spoken to his leaders individually. But instead, he chose to speak to them as an assembly.

In this way, everyone present at the assembly served as an enduring witness of the king’s intentions, even after his death.  

Communicating Across Generations 

Moses commanded the children of Israel, “Take to heart these words which I command you today. Keep repeating them to your children. Recite them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deut 6:6-7) 

I say things in a public way to communicate my intentions to the entire community. In this way, I impact with both my beliefs and my behavior. And, it is the combination of these two things that will endure to the generations that follow.  

“One generation praises your deeds to the next and proclaims your mighty works. They speak of the splendor of your majestic glory, tell of your wonderful deeds.” Psalm 145:5-6 

February 11, 2020

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