Re:Verse passage – 1 Chronicles 28:11-21 (day five)
“Then David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.”
I love the language David uses to encourage and empower Solomon for this great task ahead. You must act AND God will be at work too. It has one of the great promises that we find throughout scripture. You will need to trust and do (act/work/disciple/baptize/teach) what God has called you to do AND God will provide His strength, wisdom, Holy encouragement, and constant presence. It’s a beautiful partnership that believers have with the Living God. We must do what we are called and commanded to do and God does what only He can do (produce Godly fruit from our efforts).
Matthew 28 “make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Philippians 2 “work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”