1 Chronicles 22:19 - Keep Focused upon Jesus.
1 Chronicles 22:19; Keep Focused upon Jesus.
1 Chr 22:19a (KJV) Now set your heart and your soul to seek the
LORD your God;
1 Chronicles 22:19a (AMP) Now set your mind and heart to seek
(inquire of and require as your vital necessity) the Lord your God.
1 Chr 22:19a (NIV) Now devote your heart and soul to seeking
the LORD your God.
1 Chr 22:19a (NCV) Now give yourselves completely to obeying
the LORD your God.
1 Chr 22:19a (CWR) Serve the Lord with all your heart and soul
and mind and strength.
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
Deut. 4:29 (KJV) But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord
thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart
and with all thy soul.
1 Chron. 28:9 (KJV) And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God
of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a
willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all
the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found
of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
1 Chron. 16:11 (KJV) Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his
Deut. 32:46-47 (KJV) And he said unto them, Set your hearts
unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall
command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. 
For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and
through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go
over Jordan to possess it.
Daniel 9:3 (KJV) And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek
by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and
Acts 22:16 (KJV) And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be
baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
Acts 11:23 (KJV) Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of
God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they
would cleave unto the Lord.
COMMENTARY / APPLICATION
David admonished Solomon to trust the Lord and obey Him;
otherwise, he could never build the temple to the glory of God. [Wiersbe
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...... all would be empty
if not motivated by love for the LORD. [The 365-Day Devotional
God gave David the plans for the temple (1 Chron. 28:11-12, 19)
just as He had given Moses the plans for the tabernacle (Ex. 25:40).
When you are going to do something for the Lord on earth, be sure you
get the plans from heaven. And if the Lord won't let you do
something that is really on your heart, try to help the other person do
it. [Wiersbe Expository Outlines]
Keep your eye upon his glory. Seek him as your chief good and
highest end, and this with your heart and soul. (Matthew Henry's
Devotion is to be expressed in action. [Victor Bible Reader's
Expect God to keep His promises. But don't sit and wait. Work
toward their fulfillment. [Victor Bible Reader's Companion]
There is nothing "automatic" about the service of the Lord. If
we are right with Him, He will prosper our efforts (Josh. 1:8;
Matt. 6:33). [Wiersbe Expository Outlines]
Those who desire to live in God's presence each day will be able
to enjoy that relationship forever. (Life Application SB re