Text: 1 Chronicles 28:9-10 (NIV)
9 “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 10 Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a temple as a sanctuary. Be strong and do the work.”
I. Introduction: In our work for the kingdom, we must glorify the King with our lives.
II. Possess A High Regard For God
A. Acknowledging God In Life
B. Serving God In Life
III. Withstand The Deep Scrutiny Of God
A. His Penetrating Gaze
B. His Understanding Ways
IV. Seek The Good Favor Of God
A. The Rewarder Of The One Who Seeks
B. The Rejecter Of The One Who Forsakes
V. Answer The Heavy Call Of God
A. The Work Assigned By God
B. The Work Assumed By Man
VI. Conclusion: Kingdom work is futile unless God is the focus of our service.