1 Chronicles 28-9-10 commands, Solomon my son, get to know well your father’s God; serve Him with a whole heart and eager mind, for GOD examines every heart and sees through every motive. If you seek Him, He’ll make sure you find Him, but if you abandon Him, He’ll leave you for good. Look sharp now! GOD has chosen you to build His holy house. Be brave, determined! And do it!
This is Old Testament language to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as our self by going and making disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded us, beginning with our own household.
The effort is to be diligent. We must overcome our fear of men through our love for God. We must believe that we will be held accountable to God for the lives we live and expect to be measured primarily upon our performance to complete His objective for our lives. His objective is the coming of His kingdom upon the earth as it is in heaven.
What will keep us from successfully building His Church in both its breadth and depth during our lifetime? Focusing upon personal accomplishments that make our lives easier and give us greater pleasure instead of making every effort to know God and do His will. These pleasures may be adventures, approval from others or power over others but in the end, none of them lead to doing God’s work for God’s glory in the way God prescribed.
If God is indeed God, the Lord and Judge of all, and if we have indeed bowed the knee and confessed Jesus as Lord, then we must be about passionately pursuing the Great Commandment by fulfilling the Great Commission. This work is to begin in our homes with parents teaching their children the way they are to go so that when they are old they will not depart from it. Loving God by loving our neighbor into His kingdom, must then extend into the neighborhood, the office and the classroom if we are to stand before God acceptable, workman who are unashamed.