Taking Care of Business – I Chron. 18-20

Back in 1973, Bachman-Turner Overdrive had a hit song entitled ‘Takin’ Care of Business’. The lyrics discussed the contrast between a typical blue collar worker who worked hard for his paycheck, as compared to the white collar counterpart who did very little but was nonetheless wealthy. It’s a common theme in American culture. Let’s be honest: how many of us would like to be wealthy enough to not have to work. How often do us blue collar folks dream of being white collar? Such thoughts are normal.

Now, let’s apply that thinking to the Christian walk. In God’s economy, there are no blue and white collars. There are no laborers and supervisors. There are only believers and disciples. Though he gives us all a free will, his desire is that we all be disciples. The thing about discipleship is that it often requires hard work. It requires getting our hands dirty and doing things we don’t necessarily want to do. But we do them — or at least we should.

David was committed to following Jehovah God, just as the NT disciples committed to following Jesus. But even as king of Israel, David wasn’t excused from the hard work God had for him. He wasn’t spared the often unpleasant nature of his work just because he wore a crown on his head. God expected David to take care of business. David’s business was to finish what Joshua had started: purge the Promised Land of God’s enemies.

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Posted on: July 2, 2023