Lesson Date: 22 Oct 17
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7: 1-6, 8-10, 12-12
Biblical Date: ABOUT 1000 B.C.
GOLDEN TEXT: “Thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever: before thee thy throne shall be established for ever.” (2 Samuel 7: 16)
GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Which is more important control or vital relationship? God meets us in time to show us the genuineness of His eternal kingdom.
- To analyze the desires of David and the promise of the Lord.
- To understand the unconditional covenant God made with David.
- To learn to use our human limitation in our attempt to serve God.
- To be grateful for what God has committed to us.
- To accept the free blessings or God rather than attempting to earn them.
- To give thanks to God for His unconditional promise to save us.
RESOURCES FOR THE SEED
1 Samuel 16: 1, 11-13; 1 Chronicles 17: 9-15; 1 Chronicles 22: 2-16; psalm 89: 1-15; 1 Samuel 16: 19-23.
WORDS TO REMEMBER
David—king of Israel, the greatest with military, political, religious innovation.
Dwelleth—remain, stay, abide. Sit.
Establish—make stable, make firm.
Heart—inner man, mind, soul, understanding.
Nathan—gift, prophet of the royal court during David and Solomon reign.
Rest—be quiet, settle down, remain, satisfied.
Ruler—leader, captain, prince, governor.
BREAKING UP FALLOW GROUND/TILLING THE SOIL
How did David become King of Israel? (1 Samuel 16: 1-13)
Who was king before David and what happened to his reign?
What event in David lift lifted him to heroism? (1 Samuel 17-18)
What wrong did Saul attempt to do to David?
Who were the people that made up the army of David? (1 Samuel 22: 1-2)
How does the covenant with David relate to what will happen with Christ?
What does it mean to have unconditional love?
THE SEED GOD’S COVENANT WITH DAVID/A GREAT PROMISE AND A BIGGER PLAN 2 Samuel 7: 1-6, 8-10, 12-16
A. The Request of David (2 Samuel 7: 1-3)
1. God will grant us rest from our enemies.
2. The ark of God is unique and different from our own houses.
3. We are to do what is within our hearts when God is with us.
B. Never Had a Permanent Home (2 Samuel 7: 4-6)
1. God reveals Himself to us day and night.
2. God wants us to do something significant for His cause and purpose.
3. The history of Israel has been changing and unstable.
C. God’s Abiding Presence (2 Samuel 7: 8-10)
1. God is with us and keeps us company.
2. Trust God to be with you and His people.
3. He will make for His people a great name.
4. God has good in store for His people.
D. Eternal Royal Home (2 Samuel 7: 12-16)
1. The kingdom of God will be established for eternity.
2. God will be our father and we will be his children.
3. God’s mercy shall always be available.
4. What God promised, He assures.
Unlike our unkept promises, we can thank God for his unconditional promises to us.
PLANTING THE SEED
Who was Nathan and what role did he play in David’s royal court?
What concerned David at the time of this passage?
Why did Nathan agree with David?
What did the Lord say to David about his past dwelling place?
What part of David’s background was to be remembered?
What would become of David kingdom after his death?
Who actually built the Temple David wanted?
How would the son of David be treated?
What was the Davidic covenant?
What did that covenant envision about the future?
NURTURING THE SEED
Why is it important for believers to be trustworthy?
How does the covenant with David relate to previous covenants?
When can we prioritize our relationship with God?
What can we do to truly honor God?
What ought we do to acknowledge and recognize God in our successes?
How did God keep his promise to David?
FRUIT FROM THE CROP
God is our strength and prepares us for the conflicts ahead.
Honor God when you prosper.
Always choose the plan of God even when in conflict with your own.
God is ever present with His people.
God has a better plan when He says “no”.
Our future is secure in God alone.
No matter how difficult, God always keeps His promises.