Messiah, Builder of God’s House

from Lynda Lindsey

I declare to you that the Lord will build a house for you: When your days are over and you go to be with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be his father and he will be my son. I Chronicles 17:10(b)-13(a) 

I will set Him over my house and my kingdom forever; His throne will be established forever. I Chronicles 17:14

There is no one like you, O Lord, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. I Chronicles 17:20

King David would not build God’s house. Solomon, David’s son, would have that honor. God had an even better plan for King David. A plan that in David’s wildest dreams couldn’t be imagined. Instead of David building a house for God, God would build a house for David! God would raise up a descendant of David whose kingdom would have no end. Messiah’s throne would be established forever and ever. David’s response? There is no one like God. There is no God but God. Succinct. Submissive. Thankful. Reverent. 

The ever faithful God did just as He said. Christ, the living Stone, the cornerstone, rejected by men but beloved by God, along with the apostles and prophets make up the foundation of God’s spiritual house. God’s kingdom has no end. Jesus’ throne is established forever. Believers are living stones being added to the house of God. And so God’s house grows. There is no one like God. There is no God but God. 

Consider, and emulate, David’s attitude. Man plans. God redirects. Will we, like David, submit? It is in yielding our desires to God that we experience an outpouring of His blessing, like grain being measured out, pressed down, shaken together, and running over into our lap! There is no one like God. There is no God but God.