Outgiving King David

Synopsis     1Chron 17:2-15     1/8/2020

King David disclosed to Nathan the prophet his desire to build a house for God. And initially, Nathan agreed to the idea. But afterwards, God spoke to the prophet in a dream.

In the dream, God told Nathan that King David wasn’t the right person to build God’s house.

Not only so, God promised to build a house for David. But this promise meant that God intended to build a dynastic house from David’s descendants that would last forever.

Outgiving King David

At some point after depositing the ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem, David felt convicted. Apparently, he could not reconcile the splendor of his kingly mansion with the modest tent that was being used to house the ark.

So, David contemplated building a permanent dwelling for the ark of God’s presence. He wanted to bless God with a special house.

However, God met this desire to bless with an even larger blessing for David.

Outgiving God

It is said that, “you can’t outgive God”. My life experience affirms this belief. No matter how much I have desired to do God’s will in my life, His blessings have always outpaced my willingness.

“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” Luke 6:38

January 8, 2020

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