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May 7, 2018

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Reading along with us in 2 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

2 Samuel 7 (ESV)

Now when the king lived in his house and the Lord had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies, the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent.” And Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you.”

But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, “Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord: Would you build me a house to dwell in? I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent for my dwelling. In all places where I have moved with all the people of Israel, did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”’...Continue Reading

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  1. For you know your servant, O Lord God! 21Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it. 22Therefore you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. ❤️

  2. What a great chapter! God gives a message to Nathaniel to deliver to David that is awesome. It reveals God’s appreciation that David would offer to build God a permanent earthly dwelling (even though God does not need that and that work will be left for Solomon to do). It reveals how God has been present with David and now will make him great and establish a covenant with him. He tells him, “Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men on earth.” Impressive! He also tells him that his house will endure forever. It’s a great picture of how we should respond to God.

    David then responds in a fitting way that shows why God chose Him. He is humble! Why me, I don’t deserve this, he says. And it’s for the sake of your name, not mine, that you are doing this. And then David praises God for who He is and what He has done. It would be tempting for David to do just the opposite….I do deserve this, it’s about time you have made me great. He then prays, now God just do what you have promised and I will serve you in it.

    It is a chapter that reveals the heart and purposes of a great God, and the heart of a great man of humility and faith.

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