Contributed by Rhonda Feurtado on Jul 29, 2003
The text concerns David’s desire to build a temple "house" for God, and God’s response that God will build David’s house. We often try to control God, but God is in control, not us.
Who’s in control?
David has come a long way from being a shepherd boy in Bethlehem and the youngest of 8 sons to being the king of Israel, who reunited the northern and southern Kingdoms, established the capital at Jerusalem, and moved the ark of the covenant into the city.