Notes from the Journey with David – 64

64. Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it (2 Samuel 7:3).
Nathan the prophet’s words to David are difficult to interpret. Is the prophet wrong? David wants to build a temple for God, and God is about to say “no” but it seems Nathan’s initial reaction is to affirm David’s plans. It seems the prophet responds to David’s desire with common sense but not with the word of God. This is a huge trap for a leader. What makes sense is the path most easily found. But is it God’s path? Whether Nathan’s part in this story is in error or not, we may not be sure. But if so, he underscores a very real problem that many choose common sense over seeking God, and the result is to miss the direction He would show if we would ask.

One thought on “Notes from the Journey with David – 64

  • March 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    “Following the path most easily found” is what we often do. Maybe that’s why the America’s were not discovered until the 15th century, why measles killed millions until the 20th century and so on. And it is why that Satan can lie and steal our children away. The old saying “Take the higher road” is well heeded! Be patient in allowing God to direct you path.


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