2 Samuel 7
Our natural inclination is to fulfill our own wants and desires; however, God promises us love, peace and a permanent place in His kingdom when we are in service to Him. David sees himself as a servant, he wants to build a temple out of gratitude & worship for what God has already done, not to elevate himself in some way, but to serve and honor Him with thanks. After making a decision too soon he figures out God has a different plan; through the Prophet Nathan, God reveals understanding, purpose and a promise.
I. David had a genuine desire to serve God
A. David meant well, just as we often do.
B. Think of something you spent time on that failed to flourish.
John 15:15, “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”
II. God promised to bless David beyond his wildest imagination.
A. Peace: God Promised David peace from his enemies.
B. Permanence: God Promised an everlasting dynasty.
C. Unfailing Love: God Promised perfect discipline, but He will never stop
God’s Plan For us is Better Than we Think