“I Can’t Live Like This!

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2 Samuel 7:2b

He said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.”


King David had finished building a beautiful palace for himself, and when it was finished a strange sense of conviction flooded his soul. He said to himself, “I Can’t Live Like This! Here I am living in this lap of luxury and the ark of God has no permanent residence.”


When I read this passage of scripture, it always wakes me up to question myself and my motives. David, of course, was expected by his people to live like a king. In their estimation, there was nothing too good for their king. But after David had built everything just like he liked it for himself, he couldn’t seem to live with himself. Sometimes I feel that way. Sometimes I feel like I’m so blessed, but what have I done for my wonderful savior lately? And of course, how could anything we do for the Lord be enough after all He’s done for us? Right? But we can’t look at it that way. Let’s make sure that we, as servants of the Lord, put Him first. We can always justify more stuff for ourselves, but eventually we have to come to the place where we say, “I Can’t Live Like This!” Jesus, I owe You everything.


Dear Jesus,

I know You Don’t Need my stuff, You want my service. I realize that we, Your followers, are Your hands and feet to folks that need Your help. Help me to do all I can for whomever I can as long as I can! Amen

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