“Wherever I have gone with all the sons of Israel, did I speak a word with one of the tribes of Israel, which I commanded to shepherd My people Israel, saying, ‘Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?’ ” (2 Sam 7:7)
God was pleased with David’s desire to do grand things for Him and David’s care and concern in desiring to build a temple, but ultimately, God hadn’t asked David to build him a temple. David wasn’t the man for that job – his son, Solomon, was.
We must make a distinction between what we want to do to please God and what God asks us to do to please Him. The two are not the same thing. There are many deeds that people do in God’s name and religious methods that are called “Christian” that have nothing to do with what God says and everything to do with what we desire religion to be.
If you want to know what will make God happy – listen to what He says in His Word. The Bible is God’s guide and our patterns of life should live like our Bibles read.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and do many mighty works in Your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’ ” (Matt 7:21-23)
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites