David’s Wise Counsel to Solomon

David’s Wise Counsel to Solomon

Scripture portion – 1 Chronicles 28:9-10


David, before departing from the face of the earth, wanted to pass on the spiritual legacy to the next generation.

  • Where was David’s spiritual legacy centered on?
  • What was the capsule of it?

David here spells out to his son Solomon the key of success in life:

A Consecrated Heart (v 9a)

A perfect heart means seeking God alone in our lives.

  • Matt 5:48, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
  • It is an undivided attention toward God.

David’s consecrated Heart (1 Chron 29:3)

The reason for such a heart: 28:9b

  • If the heart is not consecrated, we will not seek the LORD.
  • The Lord said, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

A Willing Mind (v 9b)

Here, David wanted Solomon to captivate his thoughts by the guidance of God’s will and plan for his life.

  • All the imaginations of the thoughts be captivated by the power of God’s Word.
  • True transformation happens when we understand the right requirement of the Lord for our lives, and accordingly we are ready to do His will.
  • Transformation of the heart happens by the renewing of the mind (Rom 12:2).

Exo 35:21, 29

A Working Hand (v 10)

When heart and mind are align with God’s will and plan for our lives, our hands will move in the right direction.

If Solomon’s heart and mind are not with God, no point in building the Temple of the LORD.

  • We need to make sure we are chosen vessels in His hand.
  • We need to co-operate with the Lord’s blueprint. Chron 29:2


From this wise counsel, Solomon understood that the true worth of life centered on one important lesson, that is, “the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov 1:7; Eccle 12:13). When we fear God, our heart, mind, and hand will be for the LORD.


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