2 Samuel 7:1-2
“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;
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.”
These verses just stuck with me. The Lord had given David rest from his enemies. Today if we are in Christ, we are in a place of rest, if we walk with Him and do His, instead of our will.
What touches my heart is David’s desire to build a permanent house for the Lord God.
Do you have the desire to be closer to, more obedient, more useful to the Kingdom of God? We decide and are in control of all these things. Are we building a suitable house for the Lord?
Our bodies are the Temples of God:
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
We should have a desire to be a Temple the Lord would be comfortable in.
That means a Holy, Sacrificial life, a life lived for the Lord. We will never live a sinless life, but the ‘Lord can help us to live a blameless life.’
We live a blameless life only when our lives are God-centered, when we love mercy, do justly and walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8)
That only happens when we have accepted the Yoke of Jesus.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.“ (Matthew 11:28-30)
Remember Peter told us who we are. Do you walk in this truth?
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” (1 Peter 2:8-10)
Which brings us to a place of satisfaction, through the goodness of God’s house, even of His Holy Temple. We must be chosen and approach God, (accept the Yoke of Jesus). (Psalms 64:5)
We would begin to live within the boundaries of Psalms 23,87,91,115 and more. Our God desires to take care of and bless us.
He will Chastain the disobedient, until they repent, and turn to God to receive forgiveness. He would have all come into the knowledge of His Love.
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We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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