Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000565
00:15 Hello, and welcome to His Words are Life.
00:17 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and we're going to continue reading today
00:20 some of the stories of the reign of King David.
00:22 Before we begin, let's pray together.
00:25 Dear Lord, thank you so much for another opportunity to
00:29 sit and to read the stories of David, the man after your own
00:33 heart. As we learn the lessons of His life, please send the
00:38 Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and show us how we can apply
00:42 them in our own life today. So we can also be closer to you and
00:46 glorify you in all that we do. We love you so much
00:50 and thank you for loving us. Amen.
00:53 We're reading in 1st Chronicles, chapter 19, and when we were
00:56 last together, Abishai and his brother, Joab had gone out to
01:01 fight the armies of Ammon, and Syria. We'll pick up the story
01:05 in verse 17, and this is the King James Version.
01:09 And it was told David and he gathered all Israel and passed
01:13 over Jordan and came upon them and set the battle in array
01:17 against them. So when David had put the battle in array against
01:21 the Syrians, they fought with him. But the Syrians fled before
01:24 Israel; and David slew of the Syrians 7,000 men which fought
01:28 in chariots, and 40,000 footmen, and killed Shopach the captain
01:32 of the host. And when the servants of Hadarezer saw
01:35 that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace
01:38 with David, and became his servants: neither would the
01:41 Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.
01:44 Continuing to read with 1st Chronicles, chapter 20,
01:47 and this is the King James Version. - And it came to pass
01:52 that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out
01:55 to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted
01:59 the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged
02:03 Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem.
02:06 And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it. And David took the
02:11 crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh
02:15 a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it;
02:19 and it was set upon David's head; and he brought also
02:23 exceeding much spoil out of the city. And he brought out the
02:27 people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows
02:30 of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities
02:34 of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people
02:38 returned to Jerusalem. And it came to pass after this, that
02:42 there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time
02:46 Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children
02:52 of the giant: and they were subdued. And there was war again
02:57 with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair,
03:00 slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite,
03:04 whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam. And yet again
03:08 there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature,
03:13 whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, 6 on each hand,
03:18 and 6 on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant.
03:23 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea
03:27 David's brother slew him. These were born unto the giant
03:33 in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand
03:36 of his servants. - We're continuing to read
03:39 in 1st Chronicles, chapter 21, This is the King James Version.
03:43 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David
03:50 to number Israel. And David said to Joab and to the rulers
03:55 of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan;
04:00 and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.
04:03 And Joab answered, The Lord make his people an hundred times
04:08 so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not
04:12 all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord require this thing?
04:17 why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?
04:21 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab.
04:24 Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel,
04:28 and came to Jerusalem. And Joab gave the sum of the number
04:31 of the people unto David and all they of Israel were a thousand
04:35 thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword:
04:38 and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men
04:43 that drew sword. But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among
04:48 them for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
04:50 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote
04:56 Israel. And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly,
05:00 because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee,
05:04 do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very
05:08 foolishly. And the Lord spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,
05:14 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee
05:20 three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto
05:24 thee. So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith
05:29 the Lord, Choose thee either 3 year' famine; or 3 months
05:35 to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine
05:40 enemies overtaketh thee; or else 3 days the sword of the Lord
05:45 even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the Lord
05:49 destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore
05:53 advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him
05:57 that sent me. And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait
06:03 let me fall now into the hand of the Lord; for very great are
06:08 his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
06:13 So the Lord sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell in Israel
06:17 70,00 men. And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it.
06:22 And as he was destroying, the Lord beheld, and he repented him
06:26 of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed,
06:29 It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord
06:34 stood by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
06:37 And David lifted up his eyes and saw the angel of the Lord stand
06:41 between the earth and the heaven having a drawn sword in his hand
06:45 stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders
06:49 of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces
06:53 And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people
06:59 to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil
07:04 indeed, but as for these sheep, what have they done?
07:07 Let thine hand, I pray thee, O Lord my God, be on me, and on
07:12 my father's house; but not on my people, that they should be
07:16 plagued. Then the angel of the Lord commanded Gad to say to
07:20 David that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the
07:24 Lord in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
07:27 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the
07:32 name of the Lord. And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel;
07:34 and his four sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was
07:39 threshing wheat. And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked
07:43 and saw David, and went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed
07:46 himself to David with his face to the ground. Then David said
07:50 to Ornan, Grant me the place of this threshingfloor, that I may
07:53 build an altar therein unto the Lord: thou shalt grant it me
07:58 for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from the
08:01 people. And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let
08:05 my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give
08:09 thee the oxen also for burnt offerings, and the threshing
08:12 instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meat offering;
08:15 I give it all. And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will
08:20 verily buy it for the full price for I will not take that which
08:24 is thine for the Lord, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.
08:29 So David gave to Ornan for the place 600 shekels of gold
08:34 by weight. And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and
08:37 offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called
08:41 upon the Lord; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the
08:45 altar of burnt offering. And the Lord commanded the angel;
08:49 and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof.
08:52 At that time when David saw that the Lord had answered him
08:56 in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite,
08:58 then he sacrificed there. For the tabernacle of the Lord
09:02 which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the
09:05 burnt offering, were at that season in the high place
09:08 at Gibeon. But David could not go before it to inquire of God:
09:12 for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the Lord.
09:17 Continuing to read in 1st Chronicles, chapter 22,
09:21 This is the King James Version. Then David said, This it the
09:26 house of the Lord God, and this is the altar of the burnt
09:29 offering for Israel. And David commanded to gather together
09:33 the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set
09:35 masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.
09:39 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails
09:42 for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass
09:46 in abundance without weight; Also cedar trees in abundance
09:50 for the Sidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood
09:53 to David. And David said, Solomon my son is young
09:57 and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the Lord
09:59 must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout
10:04 all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it.
10:08 So David prepared abundantly before his death. Then he called
10:14 for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the
10:18 Lord God of Israel. And David said to Solomon, My son,
10:22 As for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name
10:26 of the Lord my God: But the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
10:30 Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars:
10:35 thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast
10:39 shed much blood upon the earth in my sight. Behold, a son shall
10:43 be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him
10:49 rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be
10:53 Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel
10:57 in his days. He shall build an house for my name; and he shall
11:01 be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish
11:05 the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever. Now, my son,
11:10 the Lord be with thee; and and prosper thou, and build
11:15 the house of the Lord thy God, as he hath said of thee.
11:19 Only the Lord give thee wisdom and understanding, and give
11:24 thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of
11:28 the Lord thy God. Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest
11:32 heed to fulfill the statutes and judgments which the Lord
11:35 charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good
11:41 courage: dread not, nor be dismayed. Now, behold, in my
11:47 trouble I have prepared for the house of the Lord an hundred
11:50 thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of
11:54 silver and of brass and iron without weight for it is in
11:57 abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest
12:02 add thereto. Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance,
12:06 hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of
12:10 cunning men for every manner of work. Of the gold, the silver,
12:15 and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise
12:18 therefore, and be doing, and the Lord be with thee. David also
12:23 commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son,
12:26 saying, Is not the Lord your God with you? and hath he not given
12:30 you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of
12:33 the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the Lord,
12:37 and before his people. Now set your heart and your soul to seek
12:41 the Lord your God; arise therefore, and build ye
12:45 the sanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the ark of the covenant
12:48 of the Lord, and the holy vessels of God, into the house
12:52 that is to be built to the name of the Lord.
12:55 We're continuing to read in 1st Chronicles, chapter 23,
12:59 This is the King James Vision. So when David was old
13:03 and full of days, he made Solomon his son king
13:07 over Israel. And he gathered together all the princes of
13:11 Israel, with the priests and the Levites. Now the Levites were
13:15 numbered from the age of thirty years and upward:
13:17 and their number by their polls, man by man, was 38,000.
13:22 of which 20 and 4 thousand were to set forward the work of the
13:26 house of the Lord; and 6,000 were officers and judges:
13:30 Moreover four thousand were porters; and 4,000 praised the
13:34 Lord with the instruments which I made, said David,
13:38 to praise therewith. And David divided them into courses among
13:42 the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
13:46 I am going to skip, now, down verse 24.
13:51 We're continuing in chapter 23, verse 24.
13:54 These were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers
13:57 even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number
14:01 of names by their polls, that did the work for the service
14:04 of the house of the Lord, from the age of 20 years and upward.
14:07 For David said, The Lord God of Israel hath given rest unto
14:11 his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:
14:14 And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry
14:17 the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.
14:20 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered
14:24 from 20 years old and above: Because their office was to wait
14:28 on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the Lord
14:31 in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying
14:34 of all holy things, and the work of the service
14:37 of the house of God.