2 Samuel 7
One day David gets an idea. Poor God. His Ark of the Covenant has been floating around, from tent to tent, while David is residing in a house made of cedar.
David's thought? Why not build a house for God?
He shares his idea with Nathan who readily agrees.
However, that night, Nathan has a dream, and God lovingly but firmly gives His response to all of this.
God doesn't have to have a house.
He is still there whether in a house of cedar or in a tent.
God loves David.
We often hear He is a man after God's own heart.
And reading this chapter, it is obvious.
God loves him.
He plans on blessing him for years to come.
In fact, he doesn't just plan. He promises. Promises generations of blessings for David and for His people.
But David won't be the one to build a house for God.
That will be David's son.
I love David's reaction to all of this.
He isn't hurt or feeling slighted.
He is in awe.
He can't believe that God loves him and His people SO much.
He pours out words of praise before God.
Isn't that what we all should do?
Even if God's answer isn't what we expect or even want, shouldn't we pour out our words of awe to Him?
2 Samuel 8-10