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Fill This House With Your Glory - Part 1 (3 of 6)
Series: The Glory Of God
2 Samuel 7:1-7
How many of you own a house? How many of you built your own house? We want to build a house for the glory of the Lord right here in Chesterfield, and we want to follow God's plan and God's pattern for doing so.
David, the man after God's own heart had a burden to build God a house where his presence could dwell. As the children of Israel were sojourning, the ark of the covenant would be with them in tents and tabernacles, but one day David had a realization - that he was dwelling in a house made of cedar, but there was no house for God. So David sets out to build God a house.
2 Samuel 7:1 Now it came to pass when the king was dwelling in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies all around, 2 that the king said to Nathan the prophet, ''See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells inside tent curtains.'' 3 Then Nathan said to the king, ''Go, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you.'' 4 But it happened that night that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying, 5 ''Go and tell My servant David, 'Thus says the Lord: ''Would you build a house for Me to dwell in? 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, but have moved about in a tent and in a tabernacle. 7 Wherever I have moved about with all the children of Israel, have I ever spoken a word to anyone from the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people Israel, saying, 'Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?' ''
Later on in this same chapter, God tells David, I am going to build YOU a house David! It is amazing that when we care about God's house, that our house will be taken care of too.
In the book of Chronicles, God had told David that Solomon would be the one that would build the temple.
1 Chronicles 22:5 Now David said, ''Solomon my son is ...
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