1Ch 29: Outline: (1) David encourages the people by his own
example to give to the work of the temple (vv 1-5). (2) So the chief of the
fathers gave willingly (vv 6-9). (3) Which prompted David to praise God in
prayer and Psalm (vv 10-19). (4) David speaks to the congregation and they make
Solomon king the second time (vv 20-25). (5) David's forty year reign and his
death recorded (vv 26-28). (6) Explanation is given as to where else it is
possible to read of David's acts (vv 29,30).
The great work which David began is now finished. He sleeps
and his son reigns in his stead, sitting on the throne of the Lord.
THE PEOPLE REJOICED AT THE WILLING RESPONSE OF THEIR
LEADERS: "They were not only glad that they had it to offer, but that they
had hearts to do it; they found themselves quite free to do the work, and saw it
was so with others, which gave them extreme pleasure..."
FOR THEY HAD GIVEN FREELY AND WHOLEHEARTEDLY TO THE
LORD: "Not grudgingly, but cheerfully; not pressed and urged to it; not by
constraint, but freely, and that with a pure view to the honour and glory of
DAVID THE KING ALSO REJOICED GREATLY: "It made his
heart glad exceedingly, now he was old, and just going out of the world, to see
this good work in such forwardness, on which his heart had been so much set; it
gave him reason to believe it would be set about in good earnest, be carried on
with vigour, and brought to perfection" (Gill).
WHO AM I, AND WHO ARE MY PEOPLE...?: Cp 1Sa 18:18: the
same righteous question that David had asked at the beginning.
12 tribes under David and Solomon = the kingdom of God in the
past (Exo 19:3-6). Kingdom was divided after Solomon: 1Ki 11:29-36. Typ Christ
on his throne: Jer 3:17.