chronological day 114 :)

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!

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“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!

One thought on “chronological day 114 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    I loved reading 2 Samuel 7:8, the Lord’s words would be a comfort for anyone.
    8 “Now then, tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel. 9 I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men on earth. 10 And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning 11 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders[a] over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies.
    What a great story! David given task to herd, feed and protect sheep to a King who feeds, protects and fights for land for his people. Can you see the similarities?

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