David wanted to build God a house; a place for the ark of the covenant to reside. God let David know that his heart was right in one sense, but he reminded David that He had not asked for a house yet. Then God said that He was going to build David a “house” instead. This house wasn’t to be made of brick and wood, but would be a royal lineage. This is why Jesus Christ’s lineage on Joseph’s side was of the line of David. Jesus last statement in Revelation 22:16 contain these words, “I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star." Jesus Christ is coming back and will reign over all the earth.
David said in 2 Samuel 7:18-19, "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? And yet this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord GOD; and You have also spoken of Your servant's house for a great while to come.” It is amazing how David praises God for the great favor He gave to him and then says, “This was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord GOD.” Nothing is impossible for God, so I guess it’s all a “small thing” to Him. Next time you’re facing any problem, remember: It’s a small thing to God.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan