2 Samuel Chapter 7

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2 Samuel 7

1  And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest round about from all his enemies;

That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the Lord is with thee.

And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lordcame unto Nathan, saying,

Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?

Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.

In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?

Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:

And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.

10 Moreover 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; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,

11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee an house.

12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

18 Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord God; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord God?

20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, LordGod, knowest thy servant.

21 For thy word’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them.

22 Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

23 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?

24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, Lord, art become their God.

25 And now, O Lord God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said.

26 And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The Lordof hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.

27 For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.

28 And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:

29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

25 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 7

  1. COMMITMENT

    So many people still keep the Lord out in a tent, so they may go worship when they please. God is saying it is time you commit to me, let me abide in your house (body). Let us never move again, I will give you stability, I will give you peace, I will give you a legacy. Did He say this just because, NO, He said this because David put himself in a position of humility and after that God gave him rest, in his rest He opened his eyes and he saw the difference between his dwelling place and God’s. That is why our first step to commit to God has to be done in humility and reverence. It must be done in complete surrender. Then will our eyes be opened, our minds put in peace and rest to receive the Holy Ghost so He may dwell in us. It is time to leave this convenient relationship we have been having with God, I will serve you when I have time, I will serve you but its not my time yet, I will serve you but we have a family event… when we do that we put Him back in the tent. I am not saying that family events aren’t important, God wants us to be with our families, what I am saying is there is no reason why He can’t go with us. There is no reason why God should not be present in EVERYTHING we do.

  2. 17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
    18 Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

    Many times the first thing we do when we hear from the man of God is run to tell our friends all what was said. David did not. In fact he ran straight to God to worship and bless His name for blessing the house of David, even though it ment that David didn’t get to do for God as he wanted.
    Many times we take the little we don’t want to hear and focus on that instead of focusing on the promises and the blessings that God is trying to give us. It is more than simply seeing the glass as half full or half empty, it’s hearing a word from God, and enjoying the fact that He still chooses to speak to us….

  3. WHO AM I?

    18 Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

    David was not experiencing an identity crisis; he was experiencing a moment of reality; GOD chose him and his house.

    The MSG version reads: 18-21 King David went in, took his place before God, and prayed: “Who am I, my Master God, and what is my family, that you have brought me to this place in life? But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming, for you’ve also spoken of my family far into the future, given me a glimpse into tomorrow, my Master God! What can I possibly say in the face of all this? You know me, Master God, just as I am. You’ve done all this not because of who I am but because of who you are—out of your very heart!—but you’ve let me in on it.

    Revelation and realization of the favor of GOD in our lives is not to make us feel like we are better than others but to cause us to be humbled, thankful, submitted and committed to our GOD.

    Who am I?

    Chosen, Blessed, Favored, Anointed

    Thankful, Prayerful, Worshipful, Committed

    FULLY ENGAGED

    iPray
    iWork

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    “Jumping to Conclusions”

    3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the Lord is with thee

    Its interesting that right after Nathan spoke these words that God spoke to him.

    And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying,

    5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?

    We know David wanted to build a house for God, but God says “12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

    13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.”

    you David will die, but your son will build it.

    ***Sometimes we jump to conclusions and say its “Gods Will” when its not…Lets always pray first.

  5. v22 Wherefore thou art great,O LORD GOD:
    for there is none like thee, neither is there any GOD beside,according to all that we have heard with our ears.

    GOD is Great and Greatly to be Praised!
    Looking back at David’s life. GOD taught him many lessons David was striped of many comforts. GOD wanted daily relationship with David as HE does with us.
    David’s love for GOD enables him to humbly submits and trust in HIS Word .
    We can depend in the LORD , as David did
    Even though we don’t understand what is happening in our lives. We can ask GOD and receive HIS leading and guidance into our livesby prayer ( relationship )as we humbly submit to GOD and to the man of GOD in our life and to each other with love and as we summit to HIS working HE changes us as well as our situations. It’s no wonder David Praised and Worship.
    We are to minister to the LORD daily with Praise, thanksgiving and worship,
    HE IS WORTHY iPray iWorship today!

    GOD IS SOVEREIGN ! HE has everything and every detail of our lives covered.
    Don’t fret don’t worry.Thank you JESUS!

  6. 18 Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

    David could have said “what do you mean I can’t build God a house? Haven’t I done enough for him? Haven’t I always served him?

    Instead he was humble and thankful. He thought it was amazing that God would even speak to him. His attitude was like saying “God whatever you want, whatever you say, thank you, thank you!”

    The bible says Godliness with contentment is great gain. I am challenged today to look at myself and say “self, no matter what happens, take joy that you get to be near the Lord!”

    Luke 10:20
    Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

    Take joy in the small blessings of God and the joy that he gives us.

  7. 8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:

    God can take those that are the lowliest and make them the greatest. Its all about the heart , and the condition that it’s in. A humble and meek heart can be used because it has no thought of itself, but a haughty heart, one that thinks it is better than everyone, cannot be use because it is already hardened. Therefore God sometimes has to break those that think too highly of themselves. We serve a just God that loves everyone.

  8. I like the fact that the Lord made sure that David had a house he repeated it over and over in almost every verse. And sometimes the Lord does that to tell us that He loves us and what to do in our life -Are we listening to him? I hope that God doesnt have to repeat His voice when He tells me about what I should /shouldn’t do. Hopefully He has to tell me one time how much He loves me and His blessings that He may pour out to my way and know it’s from Him.
    I love you Jesus thank you for blessing me your blood covers me and my family everyday thats more than enouph blessing.

  9. This is the first time Nathan the prophet is mentioned. God made certain that a prophet was living during the reign of each of the kings of Israel. The prophets main task were to urge the people to follow God and to communicate God’s laws and plans to the king. Most of the kings rejected the prophets God sent. God was giving them the opportunity to listen and obey. In earlier years, judges and priests had the role of the prophets.

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    THE WRITTING OF A NEW PSALM

    13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

    14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

    15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

    16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

    CHECK OUT THIS PSALM THAT GOES HAND AND GLOVE WITH THIS PROPHECY.

    (Psalms 89:28) My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

    (Psalms 89:29) His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

    (Psalms 89:30) If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;

    (Psalms 89:31) If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

    (Psalms 89:32) Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

    (Psalms 89:33) Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

    (Psalms 89:34) My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

    (Psalms 89:35) Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

    (Psalms 89:36) His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

    (Psalms 89:37) It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

  11. This chapter illustrates humility. Although there is much one can find in this chapter, verse 18 is one of humbleness. David the king of Israel simply stated; who am I. If someone of such greatness shows such reverence to the Lord, than who am I to anything other. May the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  12. 8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:

    9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.

    10 Moreover 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; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,

    11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee an house.

    12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

    13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

    14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

    15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

    16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

    What a promise to David! Having a heart after God does have great benefit. God reminded him of where He brought him from, and then cast the vision of where He would take him.

    Lord, help me to have a heart after You!

  13. Putting God in a box

     4-7 But that night, the word of God came to Nathan saying, “Go and tell my servant David: This is God’s word on the matter: You’re going to build a ‘house’ for me to live in? Why, I haven’t lived in a ‘house’ from the time I brought the children of Israel up from Egypt till now. All that time I’ve moved about with nothing but a tent. And in all my travels with Israel, did I ever say to any of the leaders I commanded to shepherd Israel, ‘Why haven’t you built me a house of cedar?’

    God had been with the people since day one, now David wanted to build a church building. Nothing wrong with that as long as you don’t leave God there. The church is way mre than a building. God can work anywhere and we should be able to worship him anywhere . God was concerned that Isreal would do what they eventually did, and that is forget about him, if they weren’t at the tabernacle

  14. 9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.

    All of the years of faithfullness and commitment to God brought David to a place where God has established his kingdom. God gave him more than he had anticipated.

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    19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord God; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord God?

    This is a small thing

    Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (Ephesians 3:20 KJV)

  16. Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever. (2 Samuel 7:29 KJV)

  17. Even after David has been so faithful, Gods timing for David’s blessing was different than what David had thought of. He would not get to build the house of Hod that he wanted to but the Lord gave him a house for himself. David stayed true and moved by Gods word in humility and obedience. The more we read about David the more he shows himself to be humble and faithful.

  18. 29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

    God’s blessing is better than any other. Being in the perfect will of God is a blessed placed. Reading this also brought to mind the idea that there is an attitude of blessing that says, “I don’t want just stuff from You, God, I want Your *blessing*; beyond the value of any things given, there is a gift in simply being blessed by *You*, because of who You are.”

    Lord, let it not just be stuff (stuff is nice but it only endures a season), Lord, let it be Your *blessing* to be upon me and my family to come. Riches come and go; Lord let it not be just about the stuff but let it be known that my house is *blessed* of You, that it would be a testimony to bring glory to Your name.

    Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. (Psalm 127:1 KJV)

  19. 14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

    15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul,
    whom I put away before thee.

    16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

    God right here established a covenant with David. What he told him is if you mess up I will judge you and reprove you but I will not reject you like I did Saul. This is why I believe David said so many times in Psalms that his mercy endureth for ever. He realized that God had made a commitment of mercy to him for the rest of his life.

  20. Wow, I love this chapter! When we are in the will of God, you can’t help but be blessed. David had a very special relationship with the Lord and the Lord made a covenant promise to him. David received this spoken word and the chapter ends with this request from David…….

    Verses 28-29 MSG…”And now, Master God, being the God you are, speaking sure words as you do, and having just said this wonderful thing to me, please, just one more thing: Bless my family; keep your eye on them always. You’ve already as much as said that you would, Master God! Oh, may your blessing be on my family permanently!”

  21. 13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

    14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

    15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

    We serve a loving God that prefers to give blessing than to be blessed. The ultimate example of how we are to serve others. What a promise God gave to David; that his mercy would not depart from his family. Lord, don’t let your mercy depart from us!

  22. The promise of rest, and an heir of his on the throne forever…are all proven fulfilled. God’s word will always come back true and never void. All we have to do is stand on his word and keep his commands.

    1 Ki 6:11 “And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying, 12Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father: 13And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.14So Solomon built the house, and finished it.”

    Isa 40:4 “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: 5And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. 6The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: 7The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. 8The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”

  23. David’s idea of building a house for God-the ark-sounded good to Nathan, but the Lord had another idea about the matter. When Nathan receviced the Lord’s direction and told it to David, it seems that David was almost speechless and awed by God. He had thought of a way to revere God by building a temple because he himself dwelt in a palace now and not in tents, so why not return the blessings back to God and build a great structure. But God turns it around and tells David of His plans for his lineage:

    12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

    13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

    14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

    15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

    16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

    Wow, awesome Father!

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