Lord, remember David and all his afflictions; How he swore to the Lord, And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: “Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house, Or go up to the comfort of my bed; I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, Until I find a place for the Lord, A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” Psalm 132 NKJV
David prayed when the Ark of the Covenant was brought back to Jerusalem. He began by asking God to remember his trials and hardships. Then he reminded the Lord of his vow not to rest until a dwelling place was built for Almighty God.
God asked David; “Would you build a house for Me to dwell in? I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel. And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a great name, like the name of the great men on the earth.”
“When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your father, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. He will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.”
David’s greatest desire was to serve the Lord. God blessed him for his faithful heart. David would not build a house for the Lord. But from his seed Almighty God would bring forth a Savior to usher His people into an eternal dwelling not built by human hands.
David had a unique role to play in the establishment of God’s Kingdom upon the earth.
The Lord has a unique role for you to play in His Kingdom today!
The Lord took me away from a sinful shameful life. He did not bring me back into His grace and mercy to rule. He brought me back to serve.
I do not know what God delivered you from. I do know He brought you back to serve Jesus!
God has been with me through trials troubles and tribulations. The Lord delivered me from sin violence and depression. He will be with you wherever you go if you trust Jesus with your life.
God is not promising to give us a great name among the rich and mighty like He did for David. He will give us the privilege of lifting up the great and mighty name of Jesus if we serve Him faithfully!
One day our time on the earth will come to an end. Our children will not be left to themselves. The faithful God who brought us out of the darkness into the light of His love will bless them if they serve Jesus faithfully.
Give Jesus a place where He can live today. Let the Lord set up His throne in your heart!
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