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Week 15 Day 5
God tells David how it is
I made you what you are
I destroyed your enemies
I made you king of my people
And now there is more
I am making a new promise to you--
the house of David
and your throne
will be established forever.
David's response is to pray
His prayer is soaring in praise
As we watch David's response to God
we see life in the ideal
the way God meant
for life to be lived
It would be so wonderful to live on that level
But it seems that something always screws it up
to change our heaven into a hell
We sin and the ideal disappears
like dew in the morning sunlight
Praise God that our sins
are not the totality
of our lives
We can be redeemed.
AN ETERNAL PROMISE David's throne will be established forever. II Samuel 7
1When the Lord had given rest from enemies all around, 2King David said to Nathan the prophet, "I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells inside tent curtains." 3Nathan said, "Go, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you." 4But that night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying, 5Tell David, 'Thus says the Lord: 6"I have not dwelt in a house since I brought the children of Israel up from Egypt, but have moved about in a tent. 7Have I ever spoken a word to anyone, saying, 'Build Me a house of cedar?'"' 8"Therefore say to my servant David, 'The Lord of hosts says: "I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over Israel. 9 I have been with you wherever you have gone, and cut off all your enemies from before you, and made you a great name. 10Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more, nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore. 11Also the Lord tells you that He willmake you a house. 12"When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13He shall build a house for My name and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men. 15But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul. 16Your house and your kingdom shall be established forever."'" 18Then King David went in and sat before the Lord; and said, "Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? 19Yet this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord God; and You have also spoken of Your servant's house for a great while to come. 20What more can David say to You? There is none like You, nor is there any God besides You. 23"And who is like Your people, Israel, the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people to make for Himself a name--and to do great and awesome deeds for Your land. 24For You have made Israel Your very own forever; and You, Lord, have become their God. 26So let Your name be magnified forever. And let the house of Your servant David be established, 29and continue before You forever."
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