And you, my son Solomon, accept the God of your father. Serve him completely and willingly, because the Lord knows what is in everyone’s mind. He understands everything you think. If you go to him for help, you will get an answer. But if you turn away from him, he will leave you forever. 1 Chronicles 29:9 (New Century Version)
I love this verse. It has such a concrete explanation about why serving Jesus is so important. I have underlined part of the verse. When I read this verse, I substitute, “my daughter, Sandy” and the verse becomes even more personal for me. The messages in this verse are clear:
- The Lord knows what’s in your mind.
- He understands what you think.
- If you go to Him for help, you’ll get an answer.
- If you turn away from Him, He will leave you forever.
And the truth that comes with the salvation of Jesus: if you return to Him, He will return to you. We all have that opportunity until our last breath.
One of the first songs I learned as part of a trio (The Treble Tones at Judson Baptist Church with Bonnie Clark and Rose Russ) was “I Will Serve Thee.” It was written by Bill and Gloria Gaither. I love the version done by The Hoppers. I hope you will enjoy it as well.
“I Will Serve Thee” (The Hoppers)