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 will
make 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."

                This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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