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Understanding the Promise — Part One
God's message was clear- instead of David building the Lord's house, the Lord would build David's kingdom. David needed to remember God's purpose for him and recall His past protection and faithful presence. As Alistair Begg points out, correct interpretation of passages such as 2 Samuel 7 requires diligent, Spirit-illumined study. Only when we put in the hard work of handling God's Word with care will we realize that His promise to David was about far more than just his house.
Understanding the Promise — Part Two
When King David desired to build a new house for the ark of the covenant, the Lord spoke to the prophet Nathan and gave him a promise to share with the king. Through David's offspring, Israel would be given a name, a place, peace, and rest. Alistair Begg unpacks this important passage of Scripture, emphasizing how it both looks back at the covenant God made with Abraham and looks forward to its eternal fulfillment in Jesus Christ.
God's Perspective on David's Proposal
With his kingdom established and enjoying a time of peace, David proposed to build a better dwelling place for the ark of God. Initially, Nathan the prophet affirmed the king's plan-yet his well-meaning support failed to consider the Lord's perspective. God is sovereign- He cannot be contained and doesn't need man's agendas. As Alistair Begg points out, this key passage unlocks Scripture's whole story line. By God's hand and for His glory, David's dynasty, and ultimately Christ's eternal kingdom, would be established.
"Before the Lord"
After a three-month stopover at the house of Obed-edom, the ark of God finally arrived in Jerusalem. This momentous national occasion was marked by rejoicing, sacrificing, dancing, and shouting, with King David himself leading the procession, leaping before the Lord. When he returned home, though, he met his wife Michal's disapproval for his undignified actions. His explanation- -It was before the Lord.- Alistair Begg challenges us to consider whether we, too, are willing to worship selflessly, exuberantly, and unashamedly in the Lord's presence.
A Dreadful Moment
David's triumphant procession to return the ark of God to Jerusalem halted suddenly when Uzzah was struck down for touching the holy object. While the Lord's judgment may seem harsh, Alistair Begg reminds us that the ark represented the presence and glory of our holy God. His warnings are made clear in Scripture, not to frighten us away but to draw us to Him in reverential awe. Do we treat His presence with the godly fear it deserves-
"Behold Your God!" — Part Two
In tumultuous times, we can either seek out a god of our own fashioning or cling to the only true and living God. Turning to a poem from Isaiah, Alistair Begg examines the prophet's description of God as our Creator, Counselor, Controller, and Comforter, worthy of our trust and worship. From the perspective of the one who created and sustains the heavens and the earth, our circumstances are not out of control. He will uphold us as He has promised in His Word.
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