Know God and pass it on
1 Chronicles 28:9 As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.
In this verse, King David is giving final spiritual instruction to his son Solomon. David charged his son to: know the God of your father, serve Him with a loyal heart and a willing mind.
The first call is to know God. Later on in this verse it says if you seek Him, you will find Him and in verse 8 it says to seek out all the commandments of the Lord.
Knowing God is to understand what God requires of us, or we can just say knowing His will. I heard an analogy on knowing God’s will like getting to know your spouse. The only way we get to know everything about our spouse is by spending time with them daily, talking and listening.
Talking with God is prayer, I Thess 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Listening to God is reading and meditating on the bible, Psm 119:10-11 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You!
Lastly, the call is to serve God with loyalty and willingness. Joshua challenged the Israelites to make a commitment to wholeheartedly follow the Lord or not at all.
Joshua 24:15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Brothers and sisters, we have chosen to serve the Lord. Let’s get to know Him better and understand the bible better. That way, just like king David passed on his love of the Lord to his son, we will also be able to teach and disciple someone and pass on our love for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Your brother in Christ,