King David gives his final thoughts, encouragements and example of loyalty to Solomon, the leaders, the nation and believers to this present day. David’s last days characterized by passion for building God’s house.
Musicians, gatekeepers and treasurers are organized for worship, temple duties and the kingdom. Then in chapter 27 David organizes the military divisions and overseers of agricultural resources.
Not only did David amass great treasures and resources for the building of temple, he spent his last days setting the order of worship for the Levites and priests, even boosting their numbers to meet the needs of national worship.
For God’s house David made abundant preparations. But God prohibited David from building it. So David gave the plans and stockpiles of resources to his son Solomon to build it as prophesied. The glow in David’s heart for God never dimed through all the years of hardship and personal failure.
In bullheaded fashion, David insists on doing what he knows is outside of God’s will, and before he submits, the deed will be done. As so often with sin, once the act is committed the realization and conviction hit with consequence.