”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. And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant: 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.”
2 Samuel 7:27-29
David’s prayer is full of words of devout affection toward God. He had low thoughts of his own merits. As we all should of ourselves. We ought never put ourselves or our deeds in high standings. Humility is key in matters of the spirit.
All we have must be looked upon as Divine gifts. (Not meaning our surplus of material possessions)
David speaks very highly and honorably of the Lord’s favors to him. Considering what the character and condition of man is, we may be amazed that God should deal with him as he does.
The promise of Christ includes all; if the Lord God be ours, what more can we ask, or think of? “Ephesians 3:20”
He knows us better than we know ourselves; therefore let us be satisfied with what He has done for us. What more can we say for ourselves in our prayers than God has said for us in His promises?
David attributes all to the free grace of God. Both the great things The Lord had done for him and the great things He had made known to him. All was for His word’s sake, that is, for the sake of Christ the eternal Word.
Prayer which is from the tongue alone will not please God; it must be found in the heart, lifted up and poured out before God. Many times God may respond to an empty prayer with something go get your attention.
With God, saying and doing are not two different things as they often are with men; actions speak louder than words, but words must also be communicated.
God will do as He has said. The promises of God are not made to us by name, as to David, but they belong to all who believe in Christ and plead them in His name.
I once asked a friend if it is not to bold for us to hold God to his own words. No, it is not. That’s what we are expected to do …