God promises to bless the house of David for many years
2 Samuel 7.18-29
Reference: v. 29 Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign Lord, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever.
Explore: David had a long-term plan. David’s plan was so long-term that it went way beyond his own lifespan.
Here we have David praising God for His dedication to David’s ancestors. David is only just establishing his reign as King over Israel, and yet he is encouraged to hear that God’s vision is for his family to reign beyond David himself.
Application: How long is your ‘long-term plan’? I’m hopeless at thinking long term. I mean, I have my diary sorted out until the end of the year with things to do, however I’m always being pushed to set goals and devise a long-term plan. I can’t imagine what my life will be like next year let along in five years time! Yet, one thing in my future that I do know and have planned for, is that when I’ve run my race I will enter into Heaven where I can worship my King forever. That is the most important long term plan to have in place.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your grace, which allows me to enter into your presence. I long to see you face-to-face and to serve you for all eternity. Amen.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.