David starts feeling bad that he lives in this nice big palace and the Lord doesn’t have a home so he tells the prophet Nathan that he would like to build a house for the Lord. God says to Nathan, tell David that he isn’t going to build a house for the Lord BUT the Lord is going to build David’s house. He says that the kingdom will not leave the Davidic line which ultimately points to our Savior who is coming through this lineage. “And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.”
The Lord also tells David that his son will be the one to build him a house. 1 Chronicles 22:8-9 explains further why David is not the one to build His house. “But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have waged great wars. You shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed so much blood before me on the earth. Behold, a son shall be born to you who shall be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his surrounding enemies. For his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days.”
In response David says a prayer of thanks to the Lord. “And now, O Lord God, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant.” David gets it! He knows God’s Word is TRUE and that God NEVER breaks a promise even in-spite of our failures which is good news bc David is about to have a major one. But first, David has HUGE battle success! “So the Lord preserved David wherever he went.” Will all that battle success go to David’s head?! 🤷♀️ Keep reading to find out.
(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, Psalm 60)