1 Chronicles 28:20 “And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.”
As I was reading the Word of God years ago, when I wrote this verse down in the notebook as God put in my heart to do so, and now we study it, God truly used this verse to help me and encourage me. Just as He used the verses we’ve already studied in past studies: 2 Chronicles 20:15 which says “. . . Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” and Isaiah 36:10 “Am I now come up without the Lord against this land to destroy it? the Lord said unto me, Go up against this land and destroy it.” (Remember those verses? We’ve had past studies on them) Truly our Lord God needed more than once to encourage me, as He would have me to stay strong in the faith in such an area void of other Christians. He would remind me, that if He has called me to do something, He will not leave me but rather will help me to do that which He has told me to do!
In today’s verse we see that David was comforting the young child Solomon, as Solomon was set to have to build the Temple, the House of the Lord. It was a monumental work, and could make anyone fearful or feel overwhelmed. No one ever had done it before, not to mention that this was to be a house built for the Lord, so it had to be perfect! As is said in 1 Chronicles 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.”
We also are comforted in today’s verse, in that we are reminded that if God was promised to never leave Solomon as he would build a house made by the hands of men, how much more will God be with us as we build and care for houses of the Lord, made by the hands of God Himself? For God lives not in a church building, but rather the Spirit of the Lord dwells in heaven, and on this Earth in our hearts! Afterall, who can build a better dwelling place for God, than God Himself? We are the dwelling places for God, we who are the redeemed of the Lord, saved by Grace through Faith, believing on the name of the Only Begotten Son of God! As said in 1 Corinthians 6:19 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” Much more will our Lord stay with us as we care for our own Spiritual lives by growing more mature in the Word of God and walking in the Spirit of our Lord! Much more will our Lord stay with us also, as we care for the Spiritual lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ by teaching, preaching, and helping them as well! Much more will our Lord stay with us as we go about doing the Work He has set for us to do, namely to be fishers of men, witnessing to the Lost, generally building the kingdom of heaven by showing the lost souls in this world, that Christ can set them free! Our Lord will not leave us to begin with! Much moreso will He never forsake us as we go about doing what He has called us to do in caring for our own Spiritual lives, and the Spiritual lives of others!
We were recently reminded of the things God has called us to do, that we should not neglect our own calling, to do another’s calling; and that we should not think that what the Lord our God has called us to do, is in any way small or unimportant. Today we are again brought to the subject of what God has called us to do, being reminded that as sure as our Lord has called us to do something, He will not leave us as we do it! As the verse mentioned, in Isaiah 36:10 says, “Am I now come up without the Lord against this land to destroy it? the Lord said unto me, Go up against this land and destroy it.” We are reminded, can we say to ourselves that as we do what God has told us to do, we will have to do it alone? As is mentioned in the verse above, God told him to go up against that land and destroy it. Therefore if God told him to do that, God will not leave him to do it on his own, but will stay with him!
Truly, our Lord will not tell us to do something, and then leave us alone. This goes for everything in life. God has told us to do certain things in His Word, showing us how to live this new Life in Christ Jesus, Therefore He will not leave us and have us do it on our own. We can’t do it on our own. He will stay with us, and HELP us to do all that He has told us to do, everything in the Word of God, and everything that He has called us to do on this earth as His Work. Whether that thing is to preach, teach, witness (which we ALL are called to do), or watch your friend’s little kid in the church’s nursery so that they can hear the sermon. God will not leave us to do what He has said, without His help!
I needed also to be reminded of this, as lately I’ve been a little worried about going full-time into the Ministry. I’ve again been thinking, “How will it be possible for me to do this in this area? There’s no Christians, no support, no help!” Each time God would remind me, He will make it all possible, He will not leave me, He will help me and be with me always . . . Especially if He has told me to do it! So I wait on the Lord our God!
Let us all trust in the Lord our God. He will not leave us, but will stay with us, and help us do everything He has told us to do. Praise His Holy Name forever!
I love you and continue daily to pray for you. Please keep me, and the rest of our brothers and sisters around the world in your prayers. May we never forget that God will not leave us, after He has called us to do something. Don’t let any doubts come to you, but rather remember that if He has told you to do something, He will help you to do that thing! Praise God! I pray that God blesses you abundantly, and guides you in everything you do and say. Have a blessed day in the Lord today!
Love in Christ, Always,
Your friend forever,
Psalm 121:2 “My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”