No one like the Lord

2 Samuel 7.22

David prayed the above words to the Lord at a time when Israel was at rest from her enemies. He looked around and was blessed by all that God had done for him. David’s heart for God took note that the lord had exceedingly, abundantly him, his family and Israel. David noted that he was living in a palace and the Ark was remained in a tent.

He talked it out with Nathan, the prophet, who gave his blessing to David to carry out his plan to build a permanent house for the Ark. 2 Samuel 7 has so many life lessons and applications for us including God’s correction of both his prophet and David. You see, the Lord came and spoke to Nathan that night to give him a word for David which said in essence said, you are not called to fulfill your plan but Mine.

The Lord told Nathan to ask David, “Are you the one to build Me a house to dwell in?” He went on to say, “I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day.  I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling.” Never complained one time nor did I ever ask one of your rulers why did had not built me a house.

The Lord went on to promise David that HE [The Lord] was going to establish a “house” through David’s offspring, by the King’s own flesh and blood succeeding him forever. This promise is fulfilled in Christ, our Lord and Savior (Luke 1:32) whose Kingdom and throne will last forever. The Lord also promised that one day a permanent house would be built but that was the work for David’s son, Solomon and not David (1 Chronicles 22:7-10).

The passage inscribed on the image above is a portion of David’s response of humility and adoration as he acknowledged God goodness to him, his family, and the nation of Israel.

2 Samuel 7:22
“How great You are, Sovereign Lord!
There is no one like You, and there is no God but You,
as we have heard with our own ears.

As we read, the chapter in its entirety, we hear David declare several times “Sovereign Lord” and himself as “servant.” David knows “who is God and who is not.” As I read this verse in my devotions I was moved to join David in this praise as I prayed on the behalf of my own family

“How great You are, Sovereign Lord!
There is no one like You, and there is no God but You,
as we have heard with our own ears.”
seen with our own eyes…

felt in our own hearts…

beheld your beauty, majesty and glory…
bowed our hearts and knees…
witnessed Your hand…
experienced your grace…
received your mercy…
counted Your blessings…
received Your Spirit…
washed by Your Word…
saved by the blood of Your Son..
delivered from the prison of sin…
rescued from the lake of fire…
became new creatures in Christ…
worshiped in Spirit and in Truth…
serve in Your Kingdom
as we await Your soon return!

1 Samuel 2.2

To Know Jesus as Lord and Savior

Scriptures: Bible Gateway

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