Friday, October 24, 2014

Building God's House

Being a Christian is sort of like being Bob Vila (@BobVila in case you wanted to know). All the good things that have happened in your life happened, not because you were focusing on yourself, but because you spent your time building someone else's house.

Now I know that is extraordinarily cheesy compared to my normal tone, but look at this passage today, and you'll know why I couldn't help myself.

2 Samuel 7
v.2 the king said to Nathan the prophet, "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent."

So David thinks to himself, I live in a palace, but God lives in a tent. This shouldn't be! He is concerned for the glory and greatness of God to be properly displayed. From God's response it appears that, although he never asked for a house, he nevertheless appreciates the sentiment.

And what is God's response to David's desire to build him a house?

v.16 And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.

In response to David's desire to build God a house, God declares that he will build David's house! You concern yourself with building God's house and God will establish your house. You build God's kingdom and God will grant you an eternal one.

What would it look like today to build God's house instead of yours? Where are you trusting in your own power to establish your house instead of trusting in God to establish your house?

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