View from the Pit: What to Remember When You Can't Forget
1 Chronicles 17; 2 Chronicles 6
I want you to open your Bibles tonight to the Old Testament to 1 Chronicles, chapter 17, and to 2 Chronicles, chapter 6.
1 Chronicles 17, we'll just read for now the first four verses. We'll come back to this chapter a little bit later. And then we'll read the first nine verses in 2 Chronicles, chapter 6.
1 Chronicles 17:1-4:
Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains. Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee. And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying, go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in.
2 Chronicles 6:1-9
[Now the temple that David had wanted to build has been built by Solomon, and they are having what I guess could best be described as a dedication service.]
Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever. And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel who hath with his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my father David, saying, Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel. Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as ...
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