In 1 Chronicles 28
, David tells his son, Solomon, to know the God of his father and serve him with a whole heart and willing mind.
He said the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. David told Solomon, "If you seek Him, He will be found by you. But if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever." He told Solomon to be careful, God had chosen him to build the temple for sanctuary.
David told Solomon to be strong, and then gave him the plans for the temple. He told him how to build everything from the outlying structures to the lampstands.
Again, he reiterated "Be strong and courageous and do it." He told Solomon not to be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord God was with him. David said that God would not leave or forsake Solomon until all the work was finished.
David then told Solomon to behold all of the separate services by the different people in the house of God. Through Solomon, every willing man who had a skill of any kind would be of service. The officers of all the people would be completely obedient to his every command.
As Christians, we should ask ourselves: Do we serve God with our whole heart, or do we let the doctrines of men take God's place? Do we have a willing mind that will open when God sends someone our way to point us in the right direction? Are we seeking God, or are we forsaking Him? Have we set out to do the service that God has intended for us with courage and strength?