Re:Verse passage – 1 Chronicles 28:1-10 (day two)
“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.” vs. 9
You have been singled out, chosen for a high honor, and given esteem; seems like you’ve got it made, right? Solomon need only think on his father, David, or the great Patriarchs like Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and all the others to realize to be chosen is not to be free from temptation and trial. The Lord had clearly selected Solomon to build his Temple, but that selection also came with the burden to continue to seek after the Lord in all things. Failure to do so had consequences.
Have you even reached a point where you could truly feel the pleasure of the Lord? What happened next? Our call is to constantly take up our cross. Let us remember the great favor the Lord has shown us, but continue to persevere in what he has called us to. Constant vigilance.