18 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? 19 And yet this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord GOD; and You have also spoken of Your servant’s house for a great while to come. Isthis the manner of man, O Lord GOD? 20 Now what more can David say to You? For You, Lord GOD, know Your servant. 21 For Your word’s sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these great things, to make Your servant know them. 22 Therefore You are great, O Lord GOD.[c] For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And who is like Your people, like Israel, the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name—and to do for Yourself great and awesome deeds for Your land—before Your people whom You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, the nations, and their gods? 24 For You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever; and You, LORD, have become their God.
25 “Now, O LORD God, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, establish it forever and do as You have said. 26 So let Your name be magnified forever, saying, ‘The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel.’ And let the house of Your servant David be established before You. 27 For You, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this to Your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore Your servant has found it in his heart to pray this prayer to You.
28 “And now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant. 29 Now therefore, let it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue before You forever; for You, O Lord GOD, have spoken it, and with Your blessing let the house of Your servant be blessed forever.”
The beginning of this chapter is when King David desires to build a temple for God. God promises David, that he will have a son who will be the one to do this…. This passage is David’s praise to God.
1st, David acknowledges all that God has done for him, and that HE has revealed Himself to him.
Thus, David acknowledges:
- You are great, O Lord God – David makes the right conclusion.
- There is none like You – God is God alone
- Nor is there any God besides You – He is the one TRUE God
- according to all that we have heard with our own ears – we are without excuse, we have / can hear of God personally!!!
“Let Your name be magnified forever!!!” (vs 26)
“O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant.” (vs 28)
Have you listened to God’s Word??? Have you acknowledged that HE is the one true God???
Praise the Lord that I can serve our GREAT GOD!!!