The Greatness of God
SECTION OUTLINE SEVEN (1 CHRONICLES 28–29)
David delivers his farewell address, instructing both the people and Solomon. David gives Solomon the plans for the Temple, including a list of all the materials he has collected for it. David praises the Lord before all the people. The people crown Solomon as king, and David dies.
I. THE FINAL DAYS OF DAVID (28:1–29:20, 26–30): David makes one final speech regarding the building of the Temple.
A. The clarification (28:1–7): David explains why he is not the one chosen to build the Temple and why his son Solomon is.
B. The challenge (28:8–10): David challenges Solomon and the people to obey the Lord, and he urges Solomon to begin building the Temple.
C. The contributions (28:11–29:9): David gives Solomon the plans for the Temple, including a catalog of the materials he has collected for it.
1. The details (28:11–21): David gives Solomon specific details he has received from the Lord regarding the Temple.
2. The donations (29:1–9)
a. From David (29:1–5): David collects hundreds of tons of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, onyx, jewels, and marble for the Temple.
b. From the people (29:6–9): The people of Israel give thousands of tons of gold, silver, bronze, iron, and jewelry for the Temple.
D. The consecration (29:10–20): David stands before the people and offers a dedicatory prayer for the materials.
1. David praises the Lord (29:10–18).
a. He testifies to God’s glory (29:10–13).
b. He testifies to God’s grace (29:14–18).
2. David petitions the Lord (29:19–20): David asks the Lord to give Solomon a heart that is completely dedicated to him.
E. The conclusion (29:26–30): After a fruitful reign of 40 years (7 in Hebron and 33 in Jerusalem), David dies.
II. THE FIRST DAYS OF SOLOMON (29:21–25): Shortly after David’s dedicatory prayer, Solomon is anointed as Israel’s next king, and Zadok is anointed as Israel’s priest.