David’s Desire, God’s Desire

Day 145

2 Samuel 7:1‐8:18; John 14:15‐31; Psalm 119:33‐48; Proverbs 15:33

David’s Desire, God’s Desire

David sees that his own house is far better than what he has given the Lord and desires to make one better for Him than a simple tent. Little did he know that God had a house in mind to be built but it was not a physical one. God was going to build David a house, and God was going to use that house to establish His kingdom.

So often we are so concerned with what we are giving God that we fail to see what God is doing with or for us. David was concerned with the physical/material and God is concerned with the eternal. Sound familiar? It is so easy to get caught up in the works-based mentality that we often feel like we are going to impress God somehow with all that we are doing “for Him.” The prophet Isaiah tells us that “all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.” We have nothing to offer God, and yet, He continually bestows upon us His blessings.

Notice David’s response. He went in and “sat before the Lord.” Do you sit before the Lord, thanking Him for all that He has done with and for you? Also, take note of the humility that David, the man after God’s own heart, has when he is before the Lord. How awesome is it that the same God is waiting to use you?

Jeremy Dixon
Birmingham, AL

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