1 Kings 5

1 Kings 5:1-18

SUMMARYFinest materials

OVERVIEWSolomon imports the highest quality lumber to build the temple.

BIG IDEAGive God your best effort.

KEY VERSE1 Kings 5:5 (Solomon to Hiram)
So I am planning to build a Temple to honor the name of the Lord my God, just as he had instructed my father, David. For the Lord told him, “Your son, whom I will place on your throne, will build the Temple to honor my name.”

Take pride in your work. Put your best effort and finest materials towards any project, especially those in the church. The church should receive your best, not leftover materials or time. Few people have extra resources or time in their schedule, but I will multiply your time. I will provide room in your calendar to accomplish what has to get done and strategic opportunities to serve me, but you have to trust me and put me first.

Share my ideas with others. Don’t hoard them. When you gather others around a vision I give, it can grow exponentially. Build yourself a team and learn to delegate, practice trusting others, and develop the art of encouragement. Good ideas should be consumed and developed as a community. Work together, play together, and serve me together. Focus on me and work for me with joy, and you will have the time of your life.

Has God put a dream on your heart? Prayerfully put together a strategy. It won’t just happen, so put together a team to pray for you, evaluate your plan, and help you execute it. If God has not placed a dream on your heart, be prayerful and patient. Faithfully love God and serve him while you wait for clarity.