1Chronicles 22:13 NKJV Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgments with which the LORD charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed.
1Chronicles 22:11-16 MSG “So now, son, GOD be with you. GOD-speed as you build the sanctuary for your GOD, the job God has given you. (12) And may GOD also give you discernment and understanding when he puts you in charge of Israel so that you will rule in reverent obedience under GOD’s Revelation. (13) That’s what will make you successful, following the directions and doing the things that GOD commanded Moses for Israel. Courage! Take charge! Don’t be timid; don’t hold back. (14) Look at this–I’ve gone to a lot of trouble to stockpile materials for the sanctuary of GOD: 100,000 talents (3,775 tons) of gold, a million talents (37,750 tons) of silver, tons of bronze and iron–too much to weigh–and all this timber and stone. And you’re free to add more. (15) And workers both plentiful and prepared: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, artisans in (16) gold and silver, bronze and iron. You’re all set–get to work! And GOD-speed!”
David had called Solomon to him and knowing that he could not build a house for the tabernacle of God, because of all the blood he had shed and that he was getting along in years, commissions his son to fulfill the vision that had been his passion since he was a young lad. Ever since he became king, he had had this burning desire to construct a sanctuary for the Lord. Solomon was born after David had been king for many years. Solomon has heard David talk of his desire and plans to build the house of God. He’s heard the story and description so many times it is burned into mind. He’s watched his father amass 3,775 tons of gold, 37,750 tons of silver, bronze, iron, timber, stone too much to account. He’s watched his father arrange for skilled craftsmen to expand their apprenticeship to make sure there were enough skilled laborers to help with the massive project. He’s grown up with all this going on around him with the great plan and awesome vision of his father, David continually before his eyes. Now, his father, David, tells Solomon that he is being given the task to fulfill his father’s vision.
Undoubtedly, the magnitude and immense reverence his father held for this project now being shifted to him, must have taken Solomon’s breathe away by the sheer weight of the responsibility. The scope of what was before him to do would paralyze most of us with fear. But David, encouraged his son. Saying, “Fear Not! You can do this. You have all the equipment you need. The preparation has all been done for you. The plans have been drawn up and all you need to do is follow the instructions. Don’t fear. You’re all set. You can do this.”
Our Heavenly Father has done the same thing for us. Thankfully, most of us aren’t called to build church buildings, but even if you are, no matter what He’s asked you to do either in His written Word or through a specific call, mission, or mandate, He has already prepared everything you need. The supplies are at your disposal, the plans are drawn up for us to follow, and there are people prepared to come along side and help. Thank the Lord for His abundant supply and ask Him to open your eyes if you don’t see it just yet. Then get started doing what He’s asked you to do. You can do anything before you to do. Fear Not! You’re all set and you can do this.