BUILDING THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
I Chronicles 22:14 and 29: 1-9
The tabernacle cost $1,500,000.
The temple cost $4,314,310,000.
"In my trouble have I prepared for the house of the Lord..." (I
The word "trouble" can be translated "poverty". David gave
$3,000,000 worth of gold bullion. What was his poverty? What he
gave was poor compared with what God had given. Even by
comparison with a rainbow, our stellar spectacles are small.
"Out of my poverty." Columbus sailed unchartered seas in a tub
we wouldn't cross the Mississippi in. The superb artist TURNER
produced his great works from paint mixed in broken tea cups.
Milton, old, poor, blind, out of his poverty produced Paradise
Lost. John Bunyan out of his poverty in Bedford jail produced
David encountered opposition in the project that caused
"trouble." The moment he tried to take the temple envisioned out
of his mind and put it on Mt. Zion, trouble began. This is till
expected and encountered.
(Burning of Osyka church).
If you are prepared to do anything for God, gird yourself and be
prepared for unparalled difficulty and opposition.
Don't allow private sorrow to discourage your public service. A
young Greek soldier of earlier years once complained of his
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