October 25th, 2016
2 Samuel 7:18-29
The first part of 2 Samuel 7 is God’s response to David’s request to build a house of worship for the Lord. In the second half, we find David’s response to God, who had answered David’s request with “No.” David’s response is a powerful lesson for us all.
First, we see David displaying incredible humility before God. We see this in the question, “Who am I, Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?” (v. 18). David referred to himself as God’s “servant.” He also thanked God for His divine favor toward him (vv. 19-21).
Next, David praised God for what God had done in the past, especially God’s redemption of the people from bondage during the exodus from Egypt and the conquest of Canaan, and in the covenant relationship whereby Israel became God’s people and God their heavenly Father.
If we keep God at the center of our prayers, God is and will be our Promise-Keeper. When we come to Him in humility, seeking a close relationship and yielding to His control in our lives, He will be faithful.
Author: Michael Paugh