Dear Church Family,
This week, we come to what many people regard as the most important chapter in the Old Testament.
That’s quite an audacious claim, isn’t it! The most important chapter in the whole of the Old Testament?!
Debating which is the most important chapter in the Old Testament is of no interest to me. But these claims should pique our interest and encourage our attention as we come to 2 Samuel 7 this Sunday and next week in our Daily Worship Devotions.
For there is no doubt or question that what happens in 2 Samuel 7 becomes the key hope for God’s people for centuries to come. In the dark days of exile, when God’s people are almost wiped off the face of the earth, during generations of struggle, weakness, poverty, occupation, and persecution, 2 Samuel 7 is clearly articulated as their lifeline. So, what should it mean for us?
So, amidst the busyness of preparing for Memorial Day Weekend, or if you are already at the beach or by the pool, take some time to read and reflect on 2 Samuel 7 as you prepare your hearts for worship. Consider the following questions as you do that:
- Was there something wrong with David’s idea? If so, how come his idea was not wrong for Solomon to do?
- What is “new” in this chapter that made it so important to God’s people?
- How does David respond to God’s redirection (and how is that different from Saul)?
- What does this passage teach us about God’s grace and our response to it?
Yours in Christ’s love,