May 03, 2019: SOAP #3438:   2Samuel 7; 1Chronicles 17; Psalm 2; Matthew 20 Scripture:  2Samuel (NIV) 7:11  The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you: 12 When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will […]

May 03, 2019: SOAP #3438:   2Samuel 7; 1Chronicles 17; Psalm 2; Matthew 20

Scripture:  2Samuel (NIV) 7:11  The LORD declares to you that the LORDhimself will establish a house for you: 12 When your days are over and you restwith your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will comefrom your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He is the one who willbuild a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

Observation:   KingDavid had just told the prophet, Nathan, that he wanted to build a house forthe Lord.  David was living in abeautiful palace, but the ark of the Lord was still in the tent they had set upfor it.  Nathan assures David that it isa great idea, but as he leaves, God tells Nathan HIS plans. 

David wanted to build a house for God, but God is going to build a house forDavid!  David's son, King Solomon, would bethe one to build a house for the Lord, but God was going to build aneverlasting house for David.  It was aprophecy that of David's descendants (Jesus) would establish an eternalkingdom! 

Application:  God's plans are always bigger than man'splans.  I plan for my lifetime; God plansfor eternity!   As I plan for today, thisweek, this year"God is planning for the next generation.  He is already preparing a place for me inheaven. 

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, your vision goes beyond whatI can see.  Your plans for me reachbeyond my life into the future"into my future and the future of those aroundme.  Holy Spirit, anoint me to use mydays wisely.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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