I Chronicles 17

“Moreover, I declare to you that the LORD will build you a house …” (v10).  When King David wanted to build a Temple for God in Jerusalem, God said that, instead, He would build David “a house.”  He meant that just as He had taken David from being a shepherd to a king, He would continue to bless David’s descendants far beyond their expectations (v7-8).  God would have a special relationship with David’s descendant, the Messiah, who would rule the kingdom forever (v11-13). 

“There is none like you, O Lord …” (v20). Unlike idols which take and destroy, God is the Giver, pouring out blessing and love – even sending Jesus – when we least deserve it.