TUESDAY, AUGUST 13
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:1-7,16
As we go back to the very beginning of God giving the covenant of Sure Mercy to David we find out that this issue is all about David’s desire to have continual relationship with God and to build Him a place nearby where God can hang out and David can go meet Him any time day or night, any time he needs help. That is the idea. That is what was in David’s heart. That is what he wanted to do. Then the Lord questioned him and says in verse 6, “For I have not dwelt in a house since the time that I brought the children of Israel up from Egypt, even to this day…” God reminded David that He had never dwelt in a permanent house but had always been in a tent. God’s response to David was, “I will appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may dwell in the place of their own and move no more…Also the Lord tells you, that He will make you a house.” This is Scripture. Verse 16 states, “And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.” Dominion and rule was placed on David’s family lineage by covenant. God promised David, “Your family shall always bear the rule in Israel. I shall put dominion in your heart because you are relational toward Me.” Can we bear the rule of David? Absolutely, if we develop the relationship! Developing the relationship with the Spirit in Christ means we can bear the rule. The question is, are we willing to bear the relationship so that we can bear the rule?