David Recruits Leaders to Build The Temple

In football they have a huddle, the goal of the huddle is to give you thirty seconds to call the play. The people in the stands understand that you have to get organized, you have to know where you are going to go and what you are going to do. A huddle is a necessary part of play … More


David was about 70 years of age when Solomon, his son, was made king (v. l). The details for this succession to the throne are given in l Kings l:11-40. Another census was taken and the total number of Levites from the age of thirty years and upward (v. 3) was 38 thousand. The difference in this census from the previous one, that was severely condemned, was that it only counted the Levites. These were the ones who were set apart to serve God and was used to organize the work in the temple. This census was not based on pride or self-sufficiency as the previous one, of fighting men.

Although David couldn’t build the temple, he could make preparations and took the job very seriously. He not only gathered funds and material but he also planned much of the administration and arranged the worship services. The next five chapters demonstrate the importance of organization and how it is essential for smooth and effective service.

This vast organization is placed in four categories:

 l. 24,000 sanctuary staff

2. 6,000 officers and judges

3. 4,000 gatekeepers

4. 4,000 musicians (vv. 3-5)


God says we are to do things decently and in order so I want to serve Him in an organized way.

I Chronicles 23:1-23 (English Standard Version)

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