Jonathan Ekuban Daily Devotional – 24th June, 2017
TITLE: DESIRE TO BUILD GOD A HOUSE
King David was determined to build a house for God, but God decided otherwise. God was touched by the fact that David had decided to build for Him. Just because of his show of love for God’s house, God decided to establish David’s house and throne.
2 Samuel 7:1-5
And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest roundabout from all his enemies; That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains. And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee. And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
The Lord responded to David’s request through Nathan, the prophet. The Lord said He would rather let his son build Him a house. The Lord decided to bless David for his desire of wanting to build Him a house. He told David that his house and kingdom shall be established forever.
God says, “Honour me (show me respect) with your substance so your barns shall overflow.” The Jews are the richest race in the world because they show great respect to God. They respect and obey what God’s word says they should do. Because they honour God by faithfully paying their tithes, God also honours them.
The belief and ways of the Jews make them different from all groups of people in the world. The real reason for their wealth is because they have followed the principles of tithing and giving, more than any group of people.
The tithes of all belong to God. It is holy unto God therefore you are not to touch it.
Tithe is not yours so do not give it to anybody—it should not be used for remittances to your mother, father, uncles, etc. It is holy unto God. The quicker you pay your tithes, the faster it works for you. May the Lord bless you as you operate in this mystery of tithing! May you walk in uncommon blessings and favour!
- Pray that you will honour god with your substance,
- Pray for the desire to be a worker and a builder for God.