Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Greatest Desire To Serve The Lord God


2 Samuel 7:1-29

The Story

David desired to build God a permanent dwelling place.

This was a good desire and God praised him for having this dream.

This was a glorious desire because he desired not to receive from God; he just wanted to give something back to God Who had given him everything.

This was a godly desire because he had no ulterior motives in building God a house; he just wanted the Lord God glorified and honored.

Lessons

Every Christian must have the desire to build up the Church.

Every Christian must have the desire to take good care of the Church.

Every Christian must testify to the lost world that he or she is serving a God Who is worthy of the best he or she can give Him.

Every Christian must have the desire to serve God, and not just to receive favors from God.

We can never possibly repay the Lord God for all that He has done to us.

But we must have the desire within us to always see Him honored and glorified, at all cost.

And we must seek to build up the Church with no ulterior motives.

Our greatest desire is to see God's name glorified among all peoples.

Remember...

David desired to build God a permanent dwelling place, but God said "No"!

But David's desire was good, glorious and godly.

The Lord God praised him for this.

What about us?

What is our greatest desire to serve the Lord God?

1 comment:

  1. I find David to be one of the most encouraging figures in the Bible because he messed up so many times and God never rejected him thanks for the post.

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