Study Date: 15  Dec 19       
Scripture: 1 CHRONICLES 17: 1, 3-4, 11,-14, 21: 18. 21-27

MEMORY VERSE;   “It shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.  He shall build me an house and I will stablish his throne forever.”  

1 Chronicles 17: 11-12

GUIDING PRINCIPLE:  While we may not always be able to accomplish what we desire, God will make a way to achieve His purpose.


  • To distinguish the house David wanted to build from the house God promised him.
  •  To reflect on how God’s plan are better than ours.
  • To seek the wisdom of God in planning for the future.


1 Chronicles 22: 6-13; 1 Chronicles 28: 2-10, 1 Chronicles 21: 28-22-1; 2 Samuel; 7: 1-11; 1 Chronicles; Psalm 138.


Build—cause to continue, structure.
Established—make stable, secure, firm up.
Go—Pass from one place to another, to be in motion, to advance.
House—a building for living, the people who live in a particular place.
Kingdom—the territory subject to the rule of a king.
Prophet—God’s spokesman, one who spoke in god’s name.


What does it mean to be obedient?
Give a few examples of obedience that you have seen.
How can a believer build a house for God?
What legacy should a believer in Christ leave?
Who wrote the book of Chronicles?
How is the book of 1 chronicles similar to 1 Samuel?
What do you know about the mercy and the justice of God?

THE SEED        NEGOTIATING OBEDEIENCE/BUILDING GOD’S HOUSE        1 Chronicles 17: 1, 3-4. 11-17, 21: 18, 21-27

  1. The call to Build The Temple (1 Chronicles 17: 1, 3-4)
  2. David looked at his house and desired to build one for God.
  3. Nathan suggested he go ahead.  
  4. God stopped Nathan with a command for David not to build His house.
  5. The Assignment to Build God’s Temple (1 Chronicles 17: 11-14)
  6. God told Nathan to tell another would build His house after David died.
  7. The builder would be one of David’s sons.
  8. That son would build God’s house and establish his kingdom.
  9. The builder would have a special relationship with God.
  10. The kingdom would last forever.
  11. The Construction of the Altar (1 Chronicles 21: 18, 21-25)
  12. Gad was commanded by God angels to tell David what to do.
  13. David charge was to set up an altar for God.
  14. He would take over Orman’s threshing floor.
  15. Orman would try to give it to David without charge.
  16. The High Price of Sacrifice ( 1 Chronicles 21: 24-27)
  17. David objected to free land and paid full price.
  18. David built an altar and offered sacrifices.
  19. The Lord Spoke.

Human plans are often contrary to God’s plans.  God’s angel will be present to hold us accountable.  Each of us must pay our own way.


After settling, what did David say to Nathan?
What instructions did God give to Nathan?
When would the temple be built?
What relationship would the temple builder be to David?
What else would God do for the one who built the Temple?
How long would the kingdom be established for?
What assignment did the angel have Gad give to David?
What property would be used for the Temple?
When the request was made of Orman how did he respond?
Did David agree with the offer?
If David accepted Orman’s offer, what would he give to God?
How much did David pay for the threshing floor?
What was built on the threshing floor?
Discuss the phrase “easy come, easy go.”
How did God answer David’s prayer?
What did the angel do as a result?


Use scripture to help others and yourself.
Make sure the place where God dwells is no less than where you dwell.
God gives favor to His children.
Even God’s representative is not perfect.
Listen for guidance to the man of God.
The house of God needs to be priority.
God concerns Himself about every phase of life.
Maybe God wants someone else to do this work.
Each person must do their part.
God will forgive our shortcomings.
God will use our offsprings.

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