The Joy of Giving
Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a loyal heart they had offered willingly to the Lord; and King David also rejoiced greatly. (1 Chronicles 29:9)
When you give willingly to the Lord; not grumbling complaining, there is joy released in your spirit. Notice the words, ‘the people rejoiced’
What was the reason for their rejoicing?
for they had offered willingly.
For all things come from You,
And of Your own we have given You. (1 Chronicles 29:14)
Always remember this whenever you give or before you give
And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him before the Lord to be the leader, and Zadok to be priest. (1 Chronicles 29:22)
This was undoubtedly the enthronement after the rebellion of Adonijah had been defeated (1 Kings 1-2). “For the first time (1 Kings 1:38-39) it was done hastily, suddenly, and in a tumultuous manner, by reason of Adonijah’s sedition; but this here was done with good respite and great solemnity