Yesterday on Small Still, I wrote a post about the transition in Israel from King David to King Solomon, and I reflected upon the changing seasons in my own life:
In 1 Chronicles 22, King David makes preparations for the temple his son Solomon is to build for the LORD. God tells David that Solomon’s reign will be a time of peace and rest for Jerusalem. The fighting and bloodshed of David’s reign has ended, there is peace on all sides, and it is time for the people to rest secure, free from battle, in the land of their inheritance.
This rest is purposeful. There is a very important task to be completed during this time of peace and quiet, the task of building the temple of the LORD. David says, “Is not the LORD your God with you? And has he not granted you rest on every side? … Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God.” (1 Chronicles 22:18,19)