During David’s rise to fame, God made a covenant with him as He did with Abraham and his descendants (7:4-17). David wanted to build a house for God; instead, the Lord built a house for David, securing his kingdom forever (7:11-16). 


In prayer, David humbly received what the Lord said to him. “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?” (7:18) 


David must have felt like the proverbial turtle on a fencepost in the middle of the farmer’s field. The only way that turtle got there is someone picked him up and put him there. David knew that God had placed him on the throne, and nobody could change that. What can you point to in your life that only God could accomplish?

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG