Seize the Moment – Day 925

Single-minded for God’s Purposes!

1 Chronicles 27


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, September 28.


Are you single-minded for God’s purposes in your life?


David’s activities as the king of Israel seemed to be all over the map! We read in 1 Chronicles 27:1 how David transformed Israel’s military from twelve separate tribal armies to a single professional army with twelve divisions, with each division being on duty in Jerusalem for a month, once per year. He used his organizational genius to ensure the army was loyal to the nation and its king.


After naming the divisional leaders of David’s new military organization (2-15), he then showed political savvy by wisely listing the chief officers of the tribes (16-24), followed by his appointed overseers (25-31), and his direct advisors (32-34). While this may feel like a compilation of supplemental materials, this is a critical chapter, providing the conclusion of five chapters of materials, which started in 1 Chronicles 23:1-2, “Now when David reached old age, he made his son Solomon king over Israel. And he gathered all the leaders of Israel with the priests and the Levites.” Whereas this chapter covered “all the leaders of Israel,” the previous four chapters detailed the “priests and the Levites.”


David convened the most powerful people of the land, and then he named the who’s who of Israel. He did this because he was actively uniting the nation around the building of the temple and the throne of his son. David was not scattered in his efforts, in fact, he was singularly focused on recruiting people to fulfill God’s purposes – the building of His house.


Seize the moment and be single-minded for God’s purposes in your life! Join with Paul in declaring, “Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).


God bless you!


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