David tells Nathan the prophet he is thinking of building a house (temple) for the ark. God responds through Nathan that He will first build Him a house (dynasty). His seed will build a temple, and be established forever.
David prays: who am I that you have brought me this far, and now You will do this for me, too?! You are great, O God; establish Your word.
How this is about Jesus
- His worship leads Israel, too (Psalm 22:22; Luke 11:1-4).
- He is the ultimate fulfillment of this very significant OT promise. He is the seed of David who will sit on his throne forever before God and over God's people (Luke 1:33).
- Just because great things are happening in your life, it's no time to shrug at God's commands, even about seemingly small things. David is finally king! The capital is ready to receive his throne and the ark! Who cares how it's brought there? God does (Exodus 25:14).
- God must do great things for you before you can do great things for Him.