READING THE BOOK OF First Chronicles CHAPTER TwentSeven.
This is the list of the Israelites—heads of families, commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and their officers, who served the king in all that concerned the army divisions that were on duty month by month throughout the year. Each division consisted of 24,000 men.
(1 Chronicles 27:2 NIV).
CHALLENGES OF PLANNING
Historical commentary. – As one plans for the administration of the affairs of the kingdom, after David abdicated in favor of Solomon, his son and his advisers felt that it was essential that everything be done regularly, property, and promptly . The thoroughness and integrity of the organization was perfected early in the reign of Solomon, the embracing of the plans for the largest possible number of people were on active duty through the wide distribution of responsibilities, so that the service to God or to the King was not unduly burdensome to any individual or class. These are some lessons that everyone can learn, especially for the benefit of those who lead the Christian church (RH 12/10/1905).
- Since “order” is the first law of heaven. Let us accept the challenge of: a) Establish priorities to meet in an orderly manner the commitments identified; b) maintain order in the office, and its documentation; c) Join forces to provide a climate tranquility and openness.
- The adage “if you do not know where you are going, you have already arrived”, we should encourage plan making such as David did. We should plan our lives, as we would live forever, but live everyday as if it was our last.
God of order and planning. Thanks for the plan of salvation, prepared before the foundation of the world. We ask you to teach us to plan our lives and our time wisely. In the name of Jesus, amen.
By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios.