March 20, 2023
Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase inspired by the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.
Should you build me a house to dwell in?…Why have you not built me a house? (2 Samuel 7:4-17)
BUILD HIM A HOUSE: Scripture is fascinating. Although written thousands of years ago for a completely different audience, Scripture is still able to convey a message people need to hear today.
To put the above passage in historical context, the prophet Nathan is passing along a message from God to David. As David has traveled, the Ark of the Covenant has traveled with him, transported on a cart and stored under a tent. The Lord wants to know why David has not built something more worthy of housing such a treasure.
What type of a dwelling place have we built for the Lord? How prominent of a place to do we give him in our lives? Do we allow him to dwell in our hearts?
Or is God watching how we live our life and wondering, “Why have you not built me a house?”