David plans to build a temple, but the Lord says his son will instead. God promises David an eternal dynasty, eternal throne, and eternal kingdom (the Davidic covenant).
- Note the three aspect of the covenant God made with David (v. 16). “House” refers to David’s family, or dynasty.
- When God makes a promise, how sure is that? Then note verses 25–26, how David prayed that God would do as He promised! Lesson: Our prayers must be based on God’s Word (cf. 1 John 5:14–15).