Daily D – 2 Samuel 7:11
“The LORD declares to you: The LORD himself will make a house for you.”
2 SAMUEL 7:11 (CSB)
Simple stuff for a Saturday: David now king wanted to do something good for God. He wanted to honor God. God turned the tables. He chose this moment to reveal to David that he was honoring him. God was honoring David.
David’s family line would “endure before me forever, and your throne will be established forever,” (verse 16). We know the rest of the story and how that story includes Jesus as the ultimate king, the King of Kings. David did not understand all of that at the time.
David’s prayer in verses 18-29 is a beautiful and fitting response to what God told him. It begins with these words: “Who am I?”
David knew this was all about God and not all about him. This is one of the most important lessons of life. We live not to build reputations nor to gather accolades. We live to honor God and to serve others in his name.
Live a life God can bless. God honors those who honor him.
What will you do today that honors God and blesses others?
I will honor God and serve others in his name.
Our Father, I want to live a life you can bless. I want to honor you in all I do. Make me a blessing to someone today. Amen.
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Genesis 26:26-31 Meanwhile, Abimelek had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces. 27 Isaac asked them, “Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?”
28 They answered, “We saw clearly that the LORD was with you; so we said, ‘There ought to be a sworn agreement between us’—between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you 29 that you will do us no harm, just as we did not harm you but always treated you well and sent you away peacefully. And now you are blessed by the LORD.”
30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. 31 Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully.
Genesis 22:13, 14 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.
Genesis 21:1-3 Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.
Genesis 6:9 This is the account of Noah and his family.
Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.