Verse 1 – It is possible to become obsessed with a church building and neglect the people of God. But neglecting the building where God’s people gather is also wrong. Every church building can be a visible witness for God. It should be inviting to all.
verses 3-5 – David acknowledged that all he had, came from God. It all belonged to Him. We may not have David’s wealth, but we can develop a willingness to give. God isn’t interested so much in the material substance we contribute, as He is in our devotion to Him, of which our offering is an expression.
Verses 6-9 – This attitude of willingness to give is described by Paul in 2 Corinthians 9:7: “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” We give generously because we are thankful of what God has done.
Verses 14-17 – David focuses on some important truths. It’s impossible to out-give God. The things we give is simply giving it back to God because He owns everything anyway. God knows who is giving willingly and who is giving to be seen by others.
Verse 25 – Solomon’s wealth surpassed any king before him, and after. David’s legacy resulted from his relationship with the Lord. Any money or power we leave to our children are far less valuable than the spiritual legacy we pass on to them.
Verse 30 – Few men or women in the Bible were as close to God as David was. His daily contact with God increased his capacity to worship and strengthen his desire to build God’s temple. By looking at David’s life, we see how important it is to stay connected to God. If we don’t, our lives can deteriorate (spiritually, mentally, and socially) when we fail to stay well grounded in God.