As we serve God, our hearts must be right. Serving God is a blessing. It is an honor and privilege to be used by Him. I have said on many occasions that we are all servants of God, whether we are a deacon, preacher or church member. We are still servants. The fact that He has allowed us to serve Him, as inadequate as we are, should cause us to shout! God uses those whose hearts are open and are willing to be used by Him. Today’s devotion is found in I Chronicles 28:9.
“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve Him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the LORD sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek Him, you will find Him. But if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.”
We read of a father sharing his love for his son. This aged King speaks to Solomon concerning the qualities he must have if he wants to continue serving God. According to the text, his heart must be right. If he seeks God, he shall find Him. He shares his own experience with his son of how the Lord will bless him. He warns his son that if he forsakes the Lord, he will have to pay a penalty. He states that the Lord has chosen him to build a house for the sanctuary. David encourages his son to be faithful and strong in all that he has been assigned to do. I have never forgotten the words of Rev. Dr. Albert Franklin Campbell, my father in the ministry, who charged me to be faithful many years ago. Thank God for Him and the blessing of serving God.
I Chronicles 28:9 (NLT)