2 Samuel 7 Devotional Commentary

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2 Samuel 7:8

David resolved to build a temple for the Lord and establish the sovereignty and glory of God within the very heart of the nation. The Lord had blessed His servant mightily, protected his life, and brought him victory over his enemies, and David desired to honour Him by building a magnificent Temple in which to house the Ark of the Covenant.

God graciously declined David's enthusiastic proposition, but instead promised to exalt read more...

2 Samuel 7:10

When we promise to do something for someone or if we pledge to fulfil some deed... too often, we fall short of our commitment or fail to complete the promised pledge, in spirit and in truth. But the promises of God are altogether true for those in Christ, and God guarantees that His vows to us are all 'yes' and 'amen' - just as they were to His servants in bygone days.

God made certain unconditional promises to Abraham, Isaac,

2 Samuel 7:22

David’s dear desire was to build a Temple for the Lord, but he was required to forgo the longings of his heart in favour of his son, whom God had decided would be the man to erect the House of God – for His greater glory.

God’s call on David’s life was to fight the enemies of His people and to establish peace in the Promised Land. King David was permitted to make preparations for the foundation of the Temple, but the read more...

2 Samuel 7:28

The words being spoken by David in this beautiful prayer, are words that should be in our heart and on our lips - morning, noon, and night. God had blessed David in so many ways which caused him to ask, "Who am I, O Lord GOD, that you should bless me in this way. And what is my house, that You have brought me so far, and been so gracious to me?"

David had been chosen by God to be king of Israel and he desired to read more...