November 4, Reading 1 – 1 Chronicles 17, 18

Reading

Audio, Visual

SAA Notes

Promise, prayer, victory! A house (extended family) and throne forever! Verses 17:11-14 are fulfilled in the birth, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension and return of Jesus Christ. Nathan said: your offspring will build My house. Jesus said: destroy this house and I will rebuild it in three days!

SJA Notes

“Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?”

We see much of God’s wonderful sovereign design reflected in David’s prayerful response to the Lord.

David had thought to build a house for God, and instead God says,

“Moreover, I declare to you that the LORD will build you a house.”

Dave thought to build God a house. Instead, God gives that most full-of-hope promise of a son (Solomon) but deeper still a SON (Jesus) to come who would build the temple.

How much we can see in these words, in this design!

That God turns around and instead builds a house for David, an eternal inheritance.

And it is a house He has built for us!

This temple – Jesus, God’s word become flesh – Broken down on the cross and then raised up into glory on the third day, the Lord’s day. Praise His Name!

Because it should be that exciting to read these words from God, and David’s response.

Be encouraged to find hope in what God says to David here. Jesus is David’s greater son. And Jesus is the true reality of the temple that we are a part of (living stones in 1 Peter 2).

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* Dear God,

Thank You for Your promises to David here – Please help us to find hope in them.

Thank You for David’s response here – Please help us to find example in his words.

Thank You for Jesus, our king and saviour – Please help us to see Him today!

Amen.

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