The most striking thing to me regarding chapters 3 through 5 of 2 Chronicles is how so many different tasks needed to be accomplished requiring so many different talents and abilities.  The clearest application I take away from this is that God’s work, building God’s house, is never a one man show.

It’s not unusual to find the wisdom of “the day” really something that you find in the scriptures that had been written thousands of years ago.  Ecclesiastes says that there is nothing new under the sun. it seems to be true about “truth” especially, “truth” about life.

Peter F. Drucker, a well known modern expert on leadership wrote: No organization can depend on genius; the supply is always scarce and unreliable. It is the test of an organization to make ordinary human beings perform better than they seem capable of, to bring out whatever strength there is in its members, and to use each man’s strength to help all the others perform. The purpose of an organization is to enable common men to do uncommon things.”

Solomon was well aware of this and practiced it in the building of the temple as well as the kingdom itself that became the greatest nation on earth. Paul was well aware of this truth when he wrote in 1 Corinthians 12:21, “The eye can never say to the hand, I don’t need you. The head can’t say to the feet, I don’t need you. We need each other. Nothing new about this truth.

 I agree with Theodore Roosevelt who said, “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”   I also agree with William Phelps who said, “A knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without the Bible.”

“You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.” 1 Peter 1:22