Okay, for today we are reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-17, 1 Chronicles 17:1-15, 2 Samuel 7:18-29, 1 Chronicles 17:16-27, 2 Samuel 8:1-14, 1 Chronicles 18:1-13, and Psalm 60. What stands out to you today? Let’s visit!
“But that night, the word of God came to Nathan saying, ‘Go and tell my servant David: This is God’s word on the matter: You’re going to build a ‘house’ for me to live in? Why, I haven’t lived in a ‘house’ from the time I brought the children of Israel up from Egypt till now. All that time I’ve moved about with nothing but a tent.’
Furthermore, God has this message for you: God Himself will build you a house! When your life is complete and you’re buried with your ancestors, then I’ll raise up your child, your own flesh and blood, to succeed you, and I’ll firmly establish his rule. He will build a house to honor Me’ ” (2 Samuel 7:4-6, 11-13 MSG)
I’m thinking about the Lord telling David not to build Him a house (God never told David to build a house for Him), and then following that with a prophecy regarding his son (Solomon – and we know it will come to pass!). Sometimes we get involved in things that seemed like a good idea – but they are not GOD’s idea. Always turn to the Lord first, and seek Him for what YOU are supposed to do – everyone has a different role, a different gift. What an amazing Father we have in the Lord!
Put a bookmark next to 2 Samuel 7:16 – we’ll continue to hear about God’s covenant with David even into the New Testament!