Today you should read: 2 Chronicles 3
Solomon Follows Through…
A desire to glorify God. A sense of unworthiness. Solomon experienced both.
In Chapters 1 & 2 of this book, Solomon purposes to build the temple.
He desires to glorify God, evidenced by Him saying things like, “The house that I am to build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods” (2:5).
He senses His unworthiness, evidenced by Him saying things like, “But who is able to build Him a house, since heaven, even the highest heaven, cannot contain Him? Who am I to build a house for Him, except as a place to make offerings before Him?” (2:6).
His seemingly conflicting situation wasn’t actually confliction at all. Despite His sense of inadequacy and unworthiness, Solomon followed through. Our chapter today (chapter 3), starts with, “Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord…”
Solomon’s desire to glorify God trumped his sense of inadequacy.
When God calls us to something or we have big dreams for God, our own sense of our inadequacies can be the very reason we don’t follow through. It may mask itself as; not having the resources, being too busy, or just not being sure enough to proceed with God’s calling on our lives. But in reality, our fear and sense of inadequacy is outweighing our desire and God’s call to glorify Him.
This shouldn’t be so.
If God calls us to bring glory to His name in some particular way, are deficiencies can’t be a deterrent. Our inadequacies don’t validate disobedience. God expects us to believe Him, follow Him, and trust Him. Indeed, every person He has ever called has been inadequate for the task. But, when we are weak, then we are strong, because His power shines forth. When we sense our inadequacy it should drive us to depend on Him.
So don’t let inadequacy prevent you from fulfilling God’s calling. Follow through.
Posted by: Sam Cirrincione