1 Chronicles – Chapter 29: Gifts for Building the Temple

Today we have the last chapter in 1 Chronicles.

“Then King David said to the whole assembly: ‘My son Solomon, the one whom God has chosen, is young and inexperienced.’” – 1 Chronicles 29:1

Sounds like the perfect set of skills to lead a nation of people!

“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this?” – 1 Chronicles 29:14

You are the people, under the direction and guidance of God, who looted and plundered the land, so what you so generously gave was likely stolen from others.

“The next day they made sacrifices to the Lord and presented burnt offerings to him: a thousand bulls, a thousand rams and a thousand male lambs, together with their drink offerings, and other sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.” – 1 Chronicles 29:21

This seems like a huge waste of desperately needed resources for people living in this time period.  Let’s burn all the food we need for nourishment!!!

“The Lord highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him royal splendor such as no king over Israel ever had before.” – 1 Chronicles 29:25

Solomon is now officially king of the Israelites.

“He (David) died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor.” – 1 Chronicles 29:28

You wouldn’t know it listening to David’s whining and complaining in Psalms.

Thus concludes 1 Chronicles and the reign of David.  A reign filled with rape, murder, and devastation of people different from the Israelites.  A reign filled with horrors and immoral values.  A reign made possible by an evil god.  A god 2 billion Christians in the world today claim to worship.  Most of these 2 billion have never read the Bible and have no clue the horrors it contains.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 127:  A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

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