Re:Verse passage – 1 Chronicles 28:1-10 (day seven)
“I had intended to build a permanent home for the ark of the covenant of the Lord and for the footstool of our God.” vs 2
How many times have you started a sentence like this, “My intentions were good, but…”? The key here is the focus on self. “My intentions” or for David “I had intended” clearly the focus is on what the individual thought was best. Thomas Edison once said, “A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.” The approach that we get in trouble for the most is not approaching the Throne and communicating with the Lord before making our decisions. In our intentions, we take all the responsibility, we take all the burden, but that is not what God intended. His intentions are that We (us and Him) plan together so He takes the burden. When we approach the Throne before following our intentions, the result will always be perfect.