And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the Lord must be exceeding magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death. (Taken from I Chronicle of KJV of Bible.)
A grand individual leaves a deposit for the next generation. To live life and yet leave something for those coming behind is exactly what God intends for His people to do. It must be noted however that we can leave more than money and material possessions.
As scripture reveals, David wanted to build a house for the Lord, but God would not permit Him to do so. Instead of being filled with disappointment and frustration, David readily yielded to God’s perfect Will. God informed David that Solomon would be allowed to construct the temple. David hastily began to work towards gathering the materials that Solomon would need for the task. Scripture reports that David prepared abundantly before his death. Not only did David leave Solomon with the necessary materials, he blessed Solomon and gave him godly Instructions. This definitely denotes a man after God’s own Heart.
THOUGHT TO PONDER: Don’t be known as one who makes withdrawals only. Leave a deposit for the next generation.
Excerpt from Nuggets of Faith