Promised Land Lesson 18 Day 2

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People of the Promised Land Lesson 18 Day 2


2 Samuel 7:1-7; 1 Chronicles 17:1-6; 22:8; 28:3

3. David wondered what he could do for God.

He decided he would build a proper house for God to live in.

It bothered David that he lived in a cedar house and the ark of God still remained in a tent.

God was pleased that David didn’t forget him when things were going well. Instead of just asking for something, David wanted to give God something no one else ever had. (2 Chronicles 6:8)

He was so filled with gratitude and concern for God’s glory that he wanted to do something special for God. (Guzik)

4. a. David’s destiny did not include building a structure for the Ark of God’s covenant.

As a warrior, David fought many battles and killed many men with his hands.

b. David fulfilled his destiny.

Even though David fulfilled his calling, he could not use those same hands to build a permanent place for the covenant chest.

5. I don’t recall hearing the word no in answer to a prayer request.

David didn’t ask God, “What can I do for you?” If he had, I wonder how God would answer?

Because David knew God wouldn’t allow him to build, he did the next best thing. He spent the time of peace procuring the finest construction material.

Knowing that God allowed his son, Solomon, to build his house must have been a comfort and even a joy to David.


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