2 samuel 7b godly prayer


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A prayer of King David

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2 samuel 7b godly prayer

  1. 1. Stone Creek You are welcomewww.rossvillechurch.com781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 April 14, 2013 1
  2. 2. David desired to build a Nathan temple for the Lord.God told Nathan the pro-phet that it was not to be. 2
  3. 3. 2 Samuel 7:17 According to all these Words, andaccording to all this Vision, so did Nathan speakunto David. 18 Then went king David in, and satbefore the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O LordGOD? and what is my house, that Thou hastbrought me hitherto? humility 3
  4. 4. Do you ever sit and think in amazement of all that God has done in your life?From where He has brought you unto where you are now?This is a good report, worthy to think upon. David took no credit for his success;He gave all the credit to his Heavenly Father. 4
  5. 5. When the Savior reached down for meWhen He reached way down for meI was lost and undone, without God or His SonWhen He reached down His hand for me This is what God has done for me; He has done it for you if you are saved;And He will do it for anyone who will call onHim in the Name of His Son, Jesus Christ. 5
  6. 6. (David continues) 19And this was yet a small thingin Thy sight, O Lord GOD; but Thou hast spokenalso of thy servants house for a great while tocome. And is this the manner of man, O LordGOD? 20 And what can David say more unto thee?for Thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant. David was amazed at not only what God had done, but at what He had promised to do. Faith 6
  7. 7. Ephesians 3 19-21 And to know the love of Christ,which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filledwith all the fullness of God. Now unto Him that isable to do exceeding abundantly above all that weask or think, according to the Power that workethin us, Unto Him be glory in the church by ChristJesus throughout all ages, world without end.Amen. To know the Love of Christ is the best.Nothing we can ask or think is too great for God -- If it will bring glory to His church. 7
  8. 8. Those who receive grace for grace from Christsfullness, may be said to be filled with the fullnessof God. Should not this satisfy man? Must he needsfill himself with a thousand trifles, fancyingthereby to complete his happiness? Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary. How could anyone be not happy living in the Grace and Love of God?There is nothing as great and wonderful as tobe in fellowship with The God of the Universe. 8
  9. 9. 21 For Thy Words sake, and according to ThineOwn heart, hast Thou done all these great things, tomake thy servant know them. 22 Wherefore Thouart great, O LORD God: for there is none likeThee, neither is there any God beside thee,according to all that we have heard with our ears. Not only for our insignificant and temporary benefit does God do great things, But for His Word’s Sake and His Own heart. 9
  10. 10. It’s not about me, it’s not about you; It’s about the Holy Father, Spirit, and Son, Separate People, but together are One.Galatians 2:20 (KJV) I am crucified with Christ:nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth inme: and the life which I now live in the flesh I liveby the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, andgave Himself for me. 10
  11. 11. 23 And what one nation in the earth is like thypeople, even like Israel, whom God went to redeemfor a people to Himself, and to make Him a Name,and to do for You great things and terrible, for Thyland, before Thy people, which Thou redeemedst tothee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?David acknowledged that God had done great things, not only for him but for the nation. 11
  12. 12. 24 For Thou hast confirmed to Thyself Thy peopleIsrael to be a people unto Thee forever: and Thou,LORD, art become their God. 25 And now, OLORD God, the Word that Thou hast spokenconcerning Thy servant, and concerning his house,establish it forever, and do as Thou hast said. This is the prayer of an humble and obedient servant – “Your Will be done.” We know that God’s Will is always good, and acceptable, and perfect. 12
  13. 13. 26 And let Thy Name be magnified forever, saying,The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and letthe house of Thy servant David be establishedbefore thee. 27 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God ofIsrael, hast revealed to Thy servant, saying, I willbuild thee an house: therefore hath Thy servantfound in his heart to pray this prayer unto Thee. True prayer comes from the heart. 13
  14. 14. 28 And now, O Lord GOD, Thou art that God, andThy Words be true, and Thou hast promised thisgoodness unto Thy servant: 29 Therefore now let itplease Thee to bless the house of Thy servant, thatit may continue forever before Thee: for Thou, OLord GOD, hast spoken it: and with Thy Blessinglet the house of Thy servant be blessed forever. David wanted all his blessings to come from the True and Living God – and no other. 14
  15. 15. Seemingly good things obtained any way other than the blessings of GodWill not be proven good in the long run.Any success gained by the wisdom of man will not be a blessing to our lives.Wealth gained by the wisdom of this world will become a curse to us. We choose blessing or we choose to be cursed by the way we live our lives. Deut. 30:19 15
  16. 16. This prayer that David prayed to the Lord God teaches us the qualities of godly prayer. He was humble before the Lord.There was nothing that would indicate that he thought he deserved God’s blessings. He knew they were the gift of God. 16
  17. 17. David offered up thanksgiving forblessing he had received already. And he gave thanks for anticipated blessings which God had promised.He acknowledged that God’s Word is true, bygiving thanks in advance for God’s Promises.We won’t give thanks andgrumble at the same time. 17
  18. 18. And he prayed as Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy Will be done.”Never fear to pray that God’s Will be done.God’s Will is always good, acceptable, and perfect. 18