2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17
In our last lesson we got a picture of David as a type of Christian. He made many mistakes in his life, the worst ones happened when he did not inquire of the Lord before he made major decisions.
We also saw how our own actions can sometimes, if not all times, cause harm to others of our family and friends.
We also witnessed that the Ark of the Covenant had been retrieved but not returned to the Tabernacle of Moses but to a Tabernacle that David had built in Jerusalem.
God had chosen Jerusalem. The Tabernacle of Moses would remain in Gibeon until we hear of it no more.
Today we will see that David had a great desire to build a permanent home for the Ark of God.
*****2Sa 7:1 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies; 2Sa 7:2 That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.
King David had by now moved into his new palace built by the skilled craftsmen of Hiram. King David and the city of Jerusalem were growing in riches and properity. David was becoming a powerful king. The Philistines had been silenced for a time by the actions of God and had retreated to their own homes.
King David just did not feel right living in such luxury while the Ark of God was still in a tent.
It was a very honorable thing for David to want some permanent structure to house the things of God but David did not yet understand the plan of God!
As we read this text it should bring great pleasure to find a ruler, who when he could be partaking of the luxuries of his kingdom, has his mind on the Lord.
It should also bring us pleasure to see that King David also sought out God’s prophet, Nathan, and sought ways to improve the spiritual condition of Israel.
These are things every national leader should do!
These are things that we as believers should encourage in our own governments.
Up until we meet this Nathan, David’s spiritual guidance had been only from Samuel who was now gone on to paradise.
David had a great admiration of this prophet of God and would one day soon even name one of his own sons after him.
And what did this prophet say to David?
*****2Sa 7:3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee.
We know that David was a man after God’s own heart. In other words David sought ways to please his Lord and Master. This is a great example for all of us as we should always seek ways to please the Lord!
The best thing we can ever do is to be obedient to the Word of God and have “faith” in God’s promises.
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God “must believe that he is”, and that he is a rewarder of them “that diligently seek him”.
I believe David had this faith and was diligently seeking ways to please Our God.
We should always seek ways to please the Lord and we can only find those ways by studying the Word of God.
There was nothing wrong with what Nathan told King David.
In those days a prophet of God did not have instant access to the Lord but only through visions and other ways God would reveal Himself to them.
Num 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
Remember God’s prophets would not say things that they did not know were true!
Deu 18:20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. Deu 18:21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? Deu 18:22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
Only Moses up until this time could speak to God mouth to mouth.
Num 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. Num 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
But it would be this Nathan who would get to see one of the greatest visions in the Bible.
*****2Sa 7:4 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, 2Sa 7:5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
The first thing we should notice is that God was listening in on this conversation between King David and the prophet Nathan.
In our day day when we have so much concern about our government keeping track of our every movement and our conversations we seem to forget the Lord God is listening to and even seeing everything we say and do!
We may can hide somethings from our government which is their belief But we can never hide anything from God!
God was well pleased with these thoughts of David:
1Ki 8:18 And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.
But this was not the plan of God and God’s plan cannot be altered by man!
God asked David a simple enough question?
“Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?”
We can look back on this now with a clear understanding of why God had to say “no” to David.
There could never be but “One” who could build a house for God to dwell in. [We will see that in the coming verses].
Where will God dwell on this earth?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? “for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people”.
God will only dwell in houses or vessels that He has made!
Mankind simply cannot make a permanent dwelling for God!
There would be a Temple built in Jerusalem but by Solomon the son of David but the true Temple of God could only be built by the Lord Jesus Christ also known as a “son of David”.
God simply will not dwell in any temple made by the hands of man!
Act 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
To God, David was just a servant just as Abraham and Moses had been.
BUT, every child of the Living God that accepts the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior can become more than a servant.
Joh 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: “but I have called you friends”; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
There is no limit to what the Father will do for those whom the Son of God calls His “friends” and His children!
This was not said of King David.
The Bible explains to David.
1Ch 17:4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:
God gave these reasons.
1Ch 22:7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God: 1Ch 22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, “because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight”.
When David led Israel into war, he showed no mercy. This is not a character of God!
1Ch 28:3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.
And then God tells King David some other things.
*****2Sa 7:6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 2Sa 7:7 In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?
Jesus Christ had these words for us:
Mat 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; “but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head”.
God says that He has never given a command for anyone to build Him a permanent house on this earth!
God also did not reject the idea of David to build a house of God.
God said a house of God can be built but not by David because God had another purpose for David.
God said a house of God could be built by Solomon, the son of David.
But God wants us all to understand that the Lord cannot be confined to any temple.
God will allow His name to dwell in a temple or a building to reveal His presence there but it must be place of sincere worship.
God said any house built in His name would have a specific purpose:
Isa 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
Notice every house of prayer was to be for all people.
Jesus had these words for the Temple in Jerusalem.
Mat 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
How are we to worship the Lord Our God?
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
God said, “I have walked with you from the time I saved you”.
Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”.
God was explaining to David a greater purpose for him.
*****2Sa 7:8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: 2Sa 7:9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
God is still speaking through the prophet Nathan here.
We should notice that God will never discourage any of His children. It was a good thing for King David to want to build a permanent place for the Ark of God.
But it was impossible for King David to build a permanent place for God.
Only God Himself could do that and that was still in the future with the coming of the Messiah!
1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
God explains to David that He has already given him a purpose and he was to use his talents for this purpose.
Not many kings had began there life as a lowly shepherd!
God had been with David as he defended those sheep from a bear and a lion and other predators.
God had been with David as he defeated Goliath.
God had been with David as he had hid from King Saul.
God had protected, preserved, and prospered David and caused him to succeed and be King of Israel.
God had caused the name of King David to bring fear to his enemies and God would continue to do this all the days of David, if David would be obedient in the things that God gave him.
David would build an empire that would include Edom, Moab, and Ammon among some others while improving the defenses of Israel and making Jerusalem a fortress.
If not for David’s lust for women and riches, David would have been a truly great man in the world but David is still recognized as Israel’s greatest king and has a great name there.
But God has greater plans for Israel that David does not know about!
*****2Sa 7:10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, 2Sa 7:11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
David was living in a brand new palace at this time, so God was not talking about building David another new house.
God was talking about building a dynasty!
The “seed” of David would reign over his house forever.
Luk 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. Luk 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. Luk 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Since Jesus cannot die, the throne of David can never be vacant again.
But there is more.
It was the purpose of David to make Israel secure during his years. God was not talking about Canaan Land.
It was through David that God would continue His covenant with Abraham!
What had God told Abraham?
Gen 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: Gen 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
King David would be another step in the fulfillment of this covenant!
Again this covenant would take another step when the Lord Jesus was born!
Mat 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
God not only promised to completely fulfill this covenant but He then would make a new covenant that would also be completely fulfilled!
Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Another portion of this covenant was fulfilled on May 14, 1948 when Israel once again became a nation in our time.
What is yet to come?
Israel “as a nation” will be converted, forgiven and restored.
Eze 20:33 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you: Eze 20:34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. Eze 20:35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. Eze 20:36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD. Eze 20:37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: Eze 20:38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Israel will repent and receive the full forgiveness of God.
Zec 12:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Zec 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zec 12:11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. Zec 12:12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; Zec 12:13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; Zec 12:14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
When will this take place?
Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
There is a new covenant in place today which is the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, the Covenant of the Church.
This covenant is intended for all mankind, regardless of race or culture or language!
Luk 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: Luk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
God promised Abraham, He would bless this world and the ultimate blessing is the forgiveness of sin and a restoring of God’s creation to Himself!
Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
It still takes “Faith” in these promises of God!
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
And God still promises a rest for the children of Israel!
Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
How much of this David understood we do not know, but we do know the Psalms contain much scripture of the coming of the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Then God tells David about his own family also.
*****2Sa 7:12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. 2Sa 7:13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
Every man no matter his standing on this earth, has an appointment with death!
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
David would later be told he would go to be with his dead son:
2Sa 12:23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.
This the fact of the saved soul!
Upon our appointed death we will go to where the saved are located in Heaven!
All dead children up to the age of knowledge of sin are already in Heaven!
Abortion is a terrible thing and those that take part in such things will come to know the wrath of God BUT that innocent child goes straight to Heaven into the waiting arms of a loving Savior.
Now David is told he will go to sleep with his fathers who are already in Heaven.
From the time of Adam in the lineage down to Joseph all those fathers of David will be in Heaven!
We already know the next King of Israel was Solomon and many of these things will pertain to him.
It would be Solomon who would build the Temple where the Ark would be restored.
Solomon would have a glorious kingdom but only here on earth.
The Queen of Sheba had these words for Solomon.
2Ch 9:5 And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom: 2Ch 9:6 Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.
Solomon’s throne would be established because of the covenant made with King David and the covenant of David would continue through Solomon.
The ultimate fulfillment this prophesy can only be in Christ Jesus!
*****2Sa 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: 2Sa 7:15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
God declares that there will be a king in the line of David that will have a special relationship with Him:
Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Heb 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. David understood this very well!
Psa 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Psa 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Psa 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Solomon had much sin, Christ Jesus knew no sin!
Solomon was never beaten, but he did know the chastisement of the Lord.
It was only God, Himself, who would allow Himself to be beaten.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
God had given Saul his mercy and made him King of Israel but had removed that mercy when Saul rebelled against the Word of God.
God promises David that this will not happen to Solomon but God makes reference back to His covenant with David.
*****2Sa 7:16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.
1) That word “house” refers to the royal dynasty of the line of David.
The Messiah would come from the line of David.
2) The word “kingdom” refers to a certain people over which this king would rule.
The Messiah would become King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
3) That word “throne” refers to the authority and power of this king.
Jesus said after His resurrection:
Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
4) That word “forever” means that the rule of this king from the line of David could never be taken away and he would never cease to rule over the house of Israel.
Rev 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, “hath prevailed” to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Solomon’s throne was a literal, political throne and the Lord will actually sit on a literal and political throne one day.
Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
The Jews are still waiting on the fulfillment of this covenant while the church is waiting on the “Rapture”!
*****2Sa 7:17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
God had told all these things to David because in the goodness of his heart David was thinking on God while everyone else was thinking how great it was to be a Jew in the time of King David.
When we shut out the world that is around us and meditate on the things of God and pray, there is no telling what the Lord will reveal to us!
And King David became very humbled from by all these things that God’s man Nathan had said.
*****2Sa 7:18 Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? 2Sa 7:19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD?
David went into the Tabernacle he had made where the Ark of God was located and sat before it.
To David the Ark was still the symbol of the Lord’s presence!
The Lord Jesus tells the Church this.
Mat 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
God had called Abraham, His friend:
Jas 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
We can see that David also believed the things that God had told him through Nathan and David had gone to confirm his friend.
Pro 6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
David knew he was unworthy!
It was only by God’s “grace” that had brought David to this point in his life!
Now God would speak of David’s family far into the future.
*****2Sa 7:19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house “for a great while to come”. And is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD? 2Sa 7:20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant.
King David wakes up to the realization that it is not what any king can do things for the Lord, It Is What The Lord Can Do For Each Of Us!
David also realized that only the Almighty God could make such a promise and then have the power to see these things come true.
It is a fact that as the New Covenant Church we have seen the fulfillment of many of these things but just like David we must also realize that God was speaking of things that are yet a great while to come.
And like David we must all realize that we are God’s servants!
*****2Sa 7:21 For thy word’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them.
Why did God reveal these things to David?
Why has God revealed Himself to us?
1Jn 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
The Word of God is written for “believers”!
2Pe 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
The Bible is not a book of “cunningly devised fables” but it is a “sure word” of prophecy!
2Pe 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
The New Testament church is alive and well today only because God used David’s family to bring Our Savior into this world!
And there is a future for the nation of Israel only because God gave David his throne forever!
Once we accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Our Savior, We Belong To God!
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
When we were purchased with the price of the blood of Jesus we are therefore “servants” to a righteous and Holy God.
This is what King David realized this day!
Wherefore. “For This Reason”
*****2Sa 7:22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
We should also realize these things that King David realized!
1) Our God is great.
2) There is none like Our God.
3) Neither is there a God beside Our God.
4) The Word of God is the truth!
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
There are no excuses for anyone not coming to this same conclusion!
God has used the children of Israel to bring to the world the preserved Word of God.
*****2Sa 7:23 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? 2Sa 7:24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God.
It is a fact that God chose Israel for the purpose to bring to this world the Word of God.
Why did God choose Israel?
Deu 7:7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: Deu 7:8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
God chose Israel because of love for his human creation.
God chose Israel because Israel was the smallest nation in numbers.
God chose Israel because of the promise He made to Abraham.
Not only Abraham but Adam, and Enoch, and Noah.
God keeps all His promises!
2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Therefore the Word of God is established forever.
*****2Sa 7:25 And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said. 2Sa 7:26 And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee. 2Sa 7:27 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, “I will build thee an house”: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
The Word of God is a settled thing, not to be abused or changed at the whim of everyone who wants to rewrite what God has said.
Psa 119:89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
God’s Word was issued from His throne in Heaven which is the seat of His government.
God’s Word cannot be altered here on Earth!
All men who have trusted the Word of God from Adam and all that came before us, have found that what God said is true!
God’s Word has endured time as we know it!
Psa 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
There is truth in all the Word of God but this truth also extends into the ethical and moral character to a point that it brings conviction and therefore demands accountability!
The truth is always the truth and the truth does not require a believer to remain the truth!.
Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
It is God’s Word of Truth that brings with it His blessings.
*****2Sa 7:28 And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant: 2Sa 7:29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
As an old prophet of God once wrote:
Hab 3:17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Hab 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
And can still be understood with these words.
Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.