This section of scripture begins with the lists of the priests, singers, gatekeepers, treasures, army, and officers under the leadership of King David. It then transitions over from David’s rule to his son Solomon and the building of the Temple.
There is such a wealth of information in this section. I’m blown away by the lengths to which they went to make a wonderful Temple to the Lord. More than the lengths to which they went to build the temple, it’s awesome to see how each person gave of what the Lord had given them to make this Temple special. 1 Chronicles 29 details what all the people gave as offerings of money and resources to the Lord’s work of building the Temple. After they all gave, David prayed, “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” (1 Chron 29:14) What a great example of giving. I desire to have that kind of spirit of giving.