by Rev Joel Yong
1 Chronicles 22:2-5
David commanded to gather together the resident aliens who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to prepare dressed stones for building the house of God. David also provided great quantities of iron for nails for the doors of the gates and for clamps, as well as bronze in quantities beyond weighing, and cedar timbers without number, for the Sidonians and Tyrians brought great quantities of cedar to David. For David said, Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands. I will therefore make preparation for it. So David provided materials in great quantity before his death.
Our children will be called to achieve things that are different from what we have achieved.
They will live different lives.
They may even surpass what we have done!
David knew Solomon would be the one building the Temple but before his death, David labored to prepare the materials that Solomon could use for the construction.
Yes we can labor in our lifetimes to help the next generation succeed. That is the best that we can do as loving parents.
But whether they accomplish what they are destined to, depends on their willingness to pursue God’s destiny for them.