Daily Reading & Prayer

God's House Our Home

April 24, 2021


2 Samuel 7:1-291 Chronicles 17:1-272 Samuel 8:1-141 Chronicles 18:1-13Psalm 60


1 Chronicles 17:10-14, “‘…I declare to you that the Lord will build a house for you: When your days are over, and you go to be with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor. I will set him over my house and my kingdom forever; his throne will be established forever.’”As David sat about in his beautiful home, it bothered him that the Ark of God resided inside a tent. Why should he live in a nicer place than the Lord? So, he decided to build a temple to house the ark. God was pleased but declined the offer. Why? David had been a man of war, and God wanted a man of peace to build His house. But because David made God’s House a priority, God made David’s house a priority.God would allow David’s son, Solomon, to build a magnificent temple as a place of worship when he became king. Then, God went a step further. He promised that He would establish David’s family on God’s eternal throne – and He did that through Jesus Christ, a descendant of David. When Jesus died on the cross and then rose again, the Bible tells us that he was seated on the eternal throne in heaven.But there’s more! Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, it is possible for us to have a relationship with God and to look forward to our heavenly home. David’s family made an impact throughout history that we still benefit from today.When we choose to make God and His House a priority, He will take care of our house. He will work to carry out His purposes in our homes and families. Through the ups and downs we may experience, we can trust that God is working on our behalf. And, He will use our house to make an eternal impact in the lives of the people around us.Are you making God and His House a priority today?



Heavenly Father, Thank You for using David’s family to impact mine. Please use my family to impact the world around me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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