Read it!: II Samuel 7
Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and he said:
Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family,
that you have brought me this far?
Think it through:
David had a great idea. He wanted to build a beautiful, permanent temple for the Ark of the Covenant, which had been housed in a series of temporary dwellings. This idea seemed so right, so true, that he couldn’t wait to get started! But then Nathan, a prophet of God, told David that God said the job needed to wait. Building the temple wasn’t work for David, but for one of his sons.