May 25 – Bow Low and Bless the Lord

With all the leaders still gathered around King David in the great assembly, David made it clear that it is God Himself who chose Solomon to be the next king.  He told his son Solomon the importance of serving God with a whole heart and a willing mind.  Then David led by example and joyfully gave from his personal treasures for the building of the Temple, and then all the leaders present also gave willingly.

Therefore David blessed the LORD before all the assembly; and David said: “Blessed are You, LORD God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever”… Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless the LORD your God.” So all the assembly blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed their heads and prostrated themselves before the LORD and the king.

The Most High God united them; a common goal to bless the Lord kept them focused on the task and in due time the Temple was completed.  King David was a model in both words and action for the new king, his son Solomon.  From one generation to the next, may we lead by example to bless the Lord.

1 Chronicles 29:10, 20 NKJV