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2 Samuel 7:1-14 - Sunday Scripture Reflection

On this Eighth Sunday after Pentecost we will explore King David's desire to build a beautiful house for the Ark of God, but God has other ideas for David. We will discuss the feelings we have and the definitions of the term "home" and its meaning for God's plan.

Our Scripture passage is found in the Gospel according to Mark. You may find the Scripture lesson by selecting the following link: (2 Samuel 7:1-14).

For continuing study, reflect on these questions (found in the study guide below):

  • After reading the Scripture for the week, reflect on the following: were there any words or phrases that stood out for you during your reading of the Scripture? Imagine you were Nathan (first telling David, "Yes, that sounds like a great idea!", and then hearing from God and realizing the building of a house is not a good idea - what questions would you have for God?

  • After reading the "WHAT..." paragraph in the guide below, answer the following: what do you think God was trying to teach David about God's character?

  • After reading the "WHERE..." paragraph below, reflect on the idea that God is found wherever God's people are, and ask yourself the following: how do we find hope in the idea that God dwells with those who faithfully follow?

  • After reading the "SO WHAT..." paragraph below, reflect on the author's statement that our plans are not always God's plan. Have you found this idea to be true in your life? Reflect on the author's statement: "God does not desire a house, but a heart." How can you give God your heart?

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