15 We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope. 16 Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you. 17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you. 18 Lord, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you. 19 And give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes and decrees and to do everything to build the palatial structure for which I have provided.”
20 Then David said to the whole assembly, “Praise the Lord your God.” So they all praised the Lord, the God of their fathers; they bowed down, prostrating themselves before the Lord and the king.
David contrasts God’s ever lasting nature with the fleeting lives of his people. Nothing lasts unless it is rooted in God’s unchanging character. Where should you place your confidence? You place your confidence in a relationship with God. His love never fades, and nothing can take it away. Be wholeheartedly dedicated to God. David prayed that Solomon would serve God above all else. Do you find it hard to do what God wants? When you believe in Jesus Christ, God gives you wholehearted devotion. God is working in you, and giving you the desire to be dedicated to him. You are blessed when someone in your life is praying for you.