Summary: And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
*** This sermon was written and preached by my pastor John Clapp *** Permission to use it was granted.
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1 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God.
2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.
3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,
4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal:
5 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
6 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king’s work, offered willingly,
7 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.
8 And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
ARE YOU WILLING?
1c1) to fill
1c2) to satisfy
1c3) to fulfill, accomplish, complete
1c4) to confirm
What have you done this year for it to consecrated for God?
What are you willing to do this year to consecrate it for God??
Consider individuals who consecrated themselves unto the Lord:
I. Caleb and Joshua Numbers 32:12
11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:
12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the LORD.
To consecrate myself to God, I must be willing to obey Him wholly!
What area of your life are you disobedient in?
What has He been convicting you of?
Do you want to miss the blessings of the promise land (often sign of
ARE YOU WILLING?
II. Josiah 2 Kings 23:3 & 25
1 And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
2 And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.
3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.
To consecrate myself to God, I must be willing to follow His Word!
Have you neglected this book?
Read of it? (devotional books, schedule, verses)
Learn of it? (Sunday School, Preaching, notes)
ARE YOU WILLING?
III. Asa and all of Judah 2 Chronicles 15:10-15