Grace, Love and Peace to each and everyone in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Planning is an important part in anybody’s life.
Without planning no matter what we do, we will be just walking in the wrong direction.
Planning helps us to focus on doing right
Planning helps us to move in the right direction
Planning helps us to move forward
Planning helps us from being distracted
Planning helps us from turning backwards
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
David plans to build the temple
2 Samuel 7:1-7
Now it came about, when the king lived in his house, and the Lord had given him rest on every side from all his enemies, 2 that the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I live in a house of cedar, but the ark of God remains within the tent.” 3 Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that is in your mind, for the Lord is with you.”
4 But in the same night, the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying, 5 “Go and say to My servant David, ‘This is what the Lord says: “Should you build Me a house for My dwelling? 6 For I have not dwelt in a house since the day I brought up the sons of Israel from Egypt, even to this day; rather, I have been moving about in a tent, that is, in a dwelling place. 7 Wherever I have gone with all the sons of Israel, did I speak a word with one of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people Israel, saying, ‘Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?’”’
Solomon helps to build the temple David planned
1 Kings 5:1-6
Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon when he heard that he had been anointed king in his father’s place, for Hiram had always been friends with David.
2 Solomon sent this message to Hiram: 3 “You know my father David was not able to build a temple for the name of Yahweh his God. This was because of the warfare all around him until the Lord put his enemies under his feet. 4 The Lord my God has now given me rest all around; there is no enemy or crisis. 5 So I plan to build a temple for the name of Yahweh my God, according to what the Lord promised my father David: ‘I will put your son on your throne in your place, and he will build the temple for My name.’
6 “Therefore, command that cedars from Lebanon be cut down for me. My servants will be with your servants, and I will pay your servants’ wages according to whatever you say, for you know that not a man among us knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians.”
Benefits of having a plan:
* Plan will help us protect from famine (Joseph)
* Plan will help us protect from our enemies (David and Jonathan)
* Plan will help us from losing the battle
* Plan will help us to build
Sermon Preached by Pas. Naveen John on January 29, 2022 @ 5:00 PM in Men’s Revival