1 Chronicles 22:12,13 - God Blessings and Conditions.

1 Chronicles 22:12, 13: God Blessings and Conditions.

1 Chronicles 22:12 (NLT)  And may the LORD give you wisdom and 
understanding, that you may obey the law of the LORD your God as you rule over 
1 Chronicles 22:13 (NLT)  For if you carefully obey the laws and 
regulations that the LORD gave to Israel through Moses, you will be 
successful. Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or lose heart! 

1 Chr 22:12 (CWR)  May the Lord also give you wisdom and 
understanding when he puts you in charge of the country and help you keep His 
commandments and His laws. 
1 Chr 22:13 (CWR)  If you obey Him and observe the ordinance 
that the Lord gave us through Moses, then the Lord can bless you and 
you'll be successful in everything you do.  So be confident and full of 
courage.  Don't let anything make you afraid. 


Preparations for the building of the Temple  (22:2-19)
David Makes Plans for the Temple
David Charges Solomon to Build The Temple  (22:1-19)
David Helps Solomon Prepare to Build the Temple


Proverbs 2:6-7 (KJV)  For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his 
mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. [7] He layeth up sound 
wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. 

James 1:5 (KJV)  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, 
that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be 
given him.  

Deut. 4:6 (KJV)  Keep therefore and do them; for this is your 
wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall 
hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise 
and understanding people.  

1 Kings 3:11-12 (KJV)  And God said unto him, Because thou hast 
asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither 
hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine 
enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; 
[12] Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given 
thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like 
thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 

1 John 2:3 (KJV)  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we 
keep his commandments.  

Deut. 31:7-8 (KJV)  And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto 
him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for 
thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn 
unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit 
it. [8] And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be 
with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, 
neither be dismayed.  

Joshua 1:6-9 (KJV)  Be strong and of a good courage: for unto 
this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I 
sware unto their fathers to give them. [7] Only be thou strong and 
very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the 
law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the 
right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou 
goest. [8] This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but 
thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe 
to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt 
make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. [9] 
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not 
afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee 
whithersoever thou goest.  

1 Chron. 28:20 (KJV)  And David said to Solomon his son, Be 
strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for 
the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, 
nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the 
service of the house of the Lord.  

2 Chron. 20:20 (KJV)  And they rose early in the morning, and 
went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, 
Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of 
Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; 
believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.  

Ephes. 6:10 (KJV)  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, 
and in the power of his might.  

2 Tim. 2:1 (KJV)  Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace 
that is in Christ Jesus.  

James 2:8 (KJV)  If ye fulfil the royal law according to the 
scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:  

Galatians 6:2 (KJV)  Bear ye one another's burdens, and so 
fulfil the law of Christ.  


David made preparations for the temple Solomon was to build 
(22:1-13). He assembled materials (vv. 14-19), organized tasks for the 
Levites (23:1-32; 24:20-31) and serving priests (vv. 1-19), trained 
musicians (25:1-31), assigned guards ("gatekeepers") (26:1-19), and 
created other offices (vv. 20-32). David also reorganized the army 
(27:1-34). Near the end David charged Israel's officials to accept Solomon 
as king, and presented Solomon with detailed plans for the temple 
(28:1-21). David and others gave generously to the temple project, and 
David dedicated the gifts (29:1-20). David placed Solomon on his 
throne (vv. 21-25) and died (vv. 26-30). [The 365-Day Devotional 

God promises grace and strength on condition of obedience. 
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Then shalt thou prosper: Happiness, prosperity, and peace come 
from an observance of the laws of the Lord. [SDA Commentary] 

David learned that it takes total dedication to please God - 
obeying with "every fiber of your being" (22:19).  This requires both 
right decisions (good judgment), and right attitudes (strength, 
courage, and enthusiasm).  It isn't enough just to understand what God 
wants; your heart must be totally dedicated to him.  Jesus said, 
:Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is 
not fit for the Kingdom of God" (Luk.9:62).  Remove the distractions 
that pull you away from God, and serve him wholeheartedly.  [Life 
Application SB] 

"Devote your heart and your soul to seeking the LORD your God" 1 
Chron. 22:1-19. David reminded Solomon of the promises God made to him, 
and exhorted his son to build the temple. But David was most 
concerned about Solomon's personal rather than public commitment to God. 
Solomon had to be devoted to the LORD and obedient, or his 
accomplishments would be meaningless. The splendor of the temple Solomon was to 
construct, the activity of the Levites and priests carrying out their 
duties there, would all be empty if not motivated by love for the LORD. 
[The 365-Day Devotional Commentary]