David remembered the Lord even after He had given Him rest from His enemies.When things were going well David thought of God.
David did not only call upon God when He needed to fight battles, but He remembered Him when there was no battles to fight. He remembered God at a time where God had given Him rest.
What do you do after God has blessed you with the job you prayed for. And now you don’t have to be worried about bills? What do you do after God has blessed you with the house, the car, when God has healed you and delivered you?
Do you remember God when everything is going well? Do you remain thankful and obedient after your blessings are released?
The bible says that
2 Samuel 7:1-2 When King David was settled in his palace and the Lord had given him rest from all the surrounding enemies, 2 the king summoned Nathan the prophet. “Look,” David said, “I am living in a beautiful cedar palace,[a] but the Ark of God is out there in a tent!”
David thought of God when God had given Him rest. We should not only be thinking about God when life gets tough. We should think of God when life is going well for us. We should still think of God after He has blessed us with what we are praying for.
David asked to build God a house for the ark of God to live in. It’s the thought that counts. What can you do to say thank you to God for the new car He has blessed you with? Have you thought of what you can do in return? You can’t thank God enough for what He has done. But thinking of Him even when life is good means you are not after God’s hands but you are after God’s heart. David was after God’s heart.
Now look at what happened next, when David thought of God when things were going on well for Him, God also thought of Him. This time David did not even ask God to bless Him, but God blessed David without Him even asking.
When we think of pleasing God, when we do His work, when we think of doing what will please Him rather than what will please us, why won’t God bless us?
God didn’t even want David to build Him a House. But Instead God released a new blessing over His house and His generation. God revealed His thoughts to David as David thought of God. The only way to know what someone is thinking about you is if you thought about them and ask after them. Then you will be able to know what they are thinking of you.
This is what God said to replied back to King David
2 Samuel 7:8-16 Now go and say to my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has declared: I took you from tending sheep in the pasture and selected you to be the leader of my people Israel. 9 I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before your eyes. Now I will make your name as famous as anyone who has ever lived on the earth! 10 And I will provide a homeland for my people Israel, planting them in a secure place where they will never be disturbed. Evil nations won’t oppress them as they’ve done in the past,11 starting from the time I appointed judges to rule my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies.
“‘Furthermore, the Lord declares that he will make a house for you—a dynasty of kings! 12 For when you die and are buried with your ancestors, I will raise up one of your descendants, your own offspring, and I will make his kingdom strong. 13 He is the one who will build a house—a temple—for my name. And I will secure his royal throne forever. 14 I will be his father, and he will be my son. If he sins, I will correct and discipline him with the rod, like any father would do.15 But my favor will not be taken from him as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from your sight. 16 Your house and your kingdom will continue before me[b] for all time, and your throne will be secure forever.’”
Have you thought of what will please God today?His word tells us what pleases Him.