These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of 1 Chronicles.
Our church is full of plaques memorializing those who gave the stained glass windows, the organ, the furnishings in the small chapel, the ceiling lights. The names go largely unnoticed, but what would the building be like without those things? People several generations back started the Sunday school, began the choir, collected the first missions offering. Today we carry on the work they started. As David passes his dreams for the temple on to Solomon—despite his disappointment at not being about to build it himself—he too leaves a legacy for those to come.
How much of your work for the Lord was actually started by a previous generation? Consider the people who came before you to lay the foundation, and thank God for them.
If you are aware of being overpossessive about some aspect of your life or ministry, confess your attitude to the Lord. Ask him to teach you humility and give you energy to serve him in the places he's called you to.