Monday, August 7th
Devotional written by Pastor Curtis Johnson, Adult Ministries Pastor
GOD HAS A PLAN
To read today: 2 Samuel 7
When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and so I will establish his kingdom.
2 Samuel 7:12
Now that David had made Jerusalem the political capital of Israel, he also wanted to make it their religious capital, so he had the ark of the covenant moved into the city (2 Samuel 6). Then David tells God, “Now that Israel has a permanent home, God’s presence should also have a place to inhabit.” So, David asks God if he can build a new temple for Him. However, God reveals to David that “I’m going to build you a house – a dynasty.”
According to The Bible Project, this chapter is crucial in helping us understand the storyline of the entire Bible. Now that’s a big statement! Why is that? As you will notice, God makes a promise to David, from his royal line, that a future king will come and build God’s temple on earth and set up an eternal kingdom.
Do you know who this king would be?
Final thought: In this passage, David expressed his desire to do something for God. Have you ever desired to do something for God? Did you express that to God? If so, what was the outcome? Did you follow through allowing God to lead you?