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Reign of King David - Learn the Facts

Date: May 18, 2019

Occurs: Every May 18th

Location: 2 Samuel 7

  • David returned to Jerusalem and enjoyed a time of peace.  He had fought many wars.  During that time of peace, he thought it would be a good idea for the Lord to have a more permanent place to be worshipped.  He believed the portable tent was no longer suitable.
  • This is the first time that the prophet Nathan appears on the scene.David learned from Nathan that his intentions of building a place of worship for God were premature.
  • Since the Israelites left Egypt, the Lord had made His residence in a portable tent and there was no need to change that.
  • However, David learned that he would not build a house for God. God would build a “house” for him.   It would originate with David and it would never end.
  • The kingdom and its throne would be a place over which the Son of David would rule forever.
  • David was aware that a Messiah would follow after him who would one day be an Eternal King.
  • As for a literal temple of worship, David would not be allowed to build it.  However, his son, Solomon, would build it.
  • David’s response to God is one of praise as he describes the incomparable majesty of God.
  • He also describes himself as a servant, a term which he uses ten times in verses 19-29.
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