2 Samuel 7: 1-29
3 Wednesday, 2021
Then King David went in and sat before the Lord; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?” -2 Samuel 7:18
The desire to build a Temple for God Almighty so churned in the heart of King David that he spoke to Nathan the Prophet about it; but the Lord spoke to David through the prophet that it wasn’t he but his son Solomon, who God had decided on to do this. The words God spoke to David through the prophet and David’s response are recorded in our reading today.
The apt response of David seen in our key verse would make us look back at the preceding verses that brought it forth. David with a thankful heart and in all humility responds to God’s faithfulness in bringing him thus far in life:
A Shepherd boy turned King (vs.8): A shepherd boy would be king over Israel?- never did it cross the mind of David’s father or brothers! God’s choice and His election is beyond human comprehension! Pause! Who/where/what you are today – did you ever think you would fit the role?? How about being chosen to be in God’s household? (Eph.2:19) Did you stand a chance when you walked in the ways of the world?? Oh the great mercy and kindness towards you and me! Won’t you burst forth in praise to God?
A Nation Settled (vs.10): God’s faithfulness was not just to David but to his nation as well. He promises them rest from their enemies as He would settle them in their land of promise. God has given His chosen ones promises in His Word that we can hold on to each and every day of our lives. In times of doubt, distress, anxiety, loneliness or even uncertainty, God’s promises make us settle in our minds that “He who promised is faithful!” (Heb.10:23)
A Generation Blessed (vs.12): God promised David to bless his generation- He would set His love upon David’s son and establish his kingdom. Because David walked in the ways of the Lord, his generation was blessed. We too can be assured that if we walk in God’s ways and do His will the blessing is not just for us but our generations! (Exo.20:6; Ps.112:2; 128:4)
A Throne Established (vs.16): God promises David that his throne would be established forever - this is a prophecy pointing to Jesus Christ who was to be born in the line of the tribe of David, Judah whose throne would be established forever! (Ps.89:4; Luke 1:32,33; Heb.1:8). When God’s Kingdom is established on the earth, Jesus shall reign on the throne forever!
Dear friend, how great are the privileges of one who has chosen the way of giving his life to the Almighty God who can give it purpose and meaning! Instead of meandering through life aimlessly and chasing the elusive: “But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless--like chasing the wind.” (Eccl.2:11)- why not come to your Maker who can give you purpose and meaning to life? You can become His special one (like David)- His offer of Christ is open to all- “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12). Receive His sonship, promises and blessings like David did!
Point of Praise: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1)
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