Young and inexperienced, but God was with him

1 Chronicles Bible Background

Old Testament: 1Ch 29.1

To read the Bible in a year, read First Chronicles 28–29 on May 30, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

King David prepared Israel to receive his son Solomon as the new king, and the awesome work of building the temple of God:

Furthermore King David said to all the assembly: “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced; and the work is great, because the temple is not for man but for the LORD God.”

– 1 Chronicles 29.1

He may have been young and inexperienced, and had a work to do that none of them had ever done before, but God chose Solomon to be king. Therefore, he would be able to do the job, even as a young and inexperienced man, and Israel would have done well to support him, which they did.


  • What do you think of young and inexperienced workers?
  • For whom would the temple not be built and for whom would it be built?

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