“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and said, ‘Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me thus far? And yet this was a small thing in thy eyes, O Lord God; thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for a great while to come, and hast shown me future generations, O Lord God! And what more can David say to thee? For thou knowest thy servant, O Lord God!’” (2 Samuel 7:18-20) Many times I have referred to King David’s heart. Here is a prime example of why the Lord loved him. David was finally on the throne over all of Israel and Judah and desired nothing more than a way to honor the God who had brought him from shepherd to king: to build a house for the ark of the covenant. Instead, the Lord told him it would be David’s house that would be established forever. Can we imagine hearing that for ourselves? What would be our reaction? Would it be, “I earned it,” or “I don’t deserve it?”
August 2, 2023
Who Am I?