Sep 22, 2018
Being king comes with a lot of perks. It is a prestigious position that carries with it certain rights and privileges. But David seemed to understand that his status as king was nothing compared to God’s status as the Almighty. And in 2 Samuel 7:18-29, David prays a humble, God-focused prayer that reveals his great respect for the Lord and his understanding of his own undeserving qualifications to be the king of Israel. David didn’t wear his new crown with a sense of pride and arrogance. He didn’t flaunt his newfound power and prestige. He humbly acknowledged that all he had, he owed to God. And that there was no one else like God, including himself. But isn’t it interesting how often we struggle with making ourselves the gods of our own lives. We can become easily persuaded to believe that we’re somehow special. That we deserve recognition and honor. But David was blown away that God had promised to build him a house, a legacy that would last long after David was gone.