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David Requests to Build God A House (2)

II Samuel 7:11b-17

Victor M. Eskew


1.     Outline:



ii.                  GOD ASKS DAVID SEVERAL QUESTIONS (II Sam. 7:4-7)

iii.                GOD APPEALS TO HIS SOVEREIGNTY (II Sam. 7:8-11a)

iv.                GOD AUTHORIZES DAVID’S SON TO BUILD TEMPLE (II Sam. 7:11b-17)


2.    T – F  God told David that no house would be built for Him (II Sam. 7:11).


Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee a house.


A.    False.


B.      This has nothing to do with a physical house for David.  He has already built his house.


C.     God has reference to the “house” that would be established by his “seed,” that is Jesus Christ (See I Tim. 3:15).


But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.


1.        David had a desire to build a physical house for God.

God had plans to build a spiritual house for men.

2.       David had a desire to build a house in which God could dwell.

God had plans to build a house in which all of humanity could dwell with Him.

3.       David had a desire to a build a house that could perish.

God had plans to build a house that is eternal and can never be destroyed.


3.    Who would be “set up” after David’s death?  (II Sam. 7:12)


And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels…


A.    He would set up David’s seed after him.


B.      Seed

1.        Strong (2233):  seed, figuratively…posterity

2.       BDB:  seed, sowing, posterity, descendants, children


C.     We will see as we continue our study that this is a dual prophecy.

1.        It has partial fulfillment in Solomon, David’s son.

2.       It will have its ultimate fulfillment in Jesus, the son of David (Matt. 1:1).


The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.


4.    T – F  God would establish the kingdom of David’s seed.  (II Sam. 7:12)


…and I will establish his kingdom.


A.    True

B.      Establish

1.        Strong (3559):  to be erect, to set up, to establish, fix, prepare

2.       BDB:  to be firm , stable, established, to set up, to be firmly established


5.    What would David’s seed build? (II Sam. 7:13)


He shall build a house for my name…


A.    He would build God a house for His name.

B.      Two applications:

1.        Solomon would build the temple in Jerusalem (I Kings 6:1; 38; see also I Chron. 22:9-10)


And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord…And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it.  So was he seven years in building it.


2.       Jesus would build the church (Matt. 16:18).


And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.


6.    “…and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.” (II Sam. 7:13)


A.    Solomon’s throne was established just prior to David’s death (I Kings 1:38-40).


B.      After Jesus’ was raised from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God, He was enthroned as King of kings and Lord of lords (Acts 2:29-30).


Men and brethren, let me feely speak unto you of the partriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.  Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne.


C.     The word “forever.”

1.        The word does not always mean eternally.  Sometimes it refers to a long period of time.  This

is how the word could be applied to Solomon.

a.       It must remembered that the promise of the throne to Solomon was conditional (I Kings 9:3-9).

b.      Too, Solomon’s throne would eventually end due to death (I Kings 11:43).

2.       The throne of Christ, however, involves the eternal component involved in the word

“forever” (Isa. 9:7)


7.    What relationship would God sustain with David’s seed? (II Sam. 7:14)


And I will be his father, and he shall be my son…


A.    It would be a father/son relationship.


B.      Solomon was a child of God in a spiritual sense.


C.     Jesus was the Son of God in a literal sense (Luke 1:30-35; Heb. 1:5).


8.    What would God do to him if he committed iniquity?  (II Sam. 7:14).


...If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men.


A.    This part of the text applies exclusively to Solomon.  He did have to punish Solomon after his death by rending the kingdom in two and giving only a fraction of that kingdom to his son, Reheboam (I Kings 11:31-36).


B.      It does not apply to Jesus because He never committed iniquity (Heb. 4:15; 7:26; I Pet. 2:22)


9.    What would God never take from him? (II Sam. 7:15).


But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.


A.    His mercy


B.      The lineage of Saul came to an end.  This was not the case with David.  “The promise to David was secure; to what extent his descendants participated in the blessing of the promise depended upon their own conduct, but regardless of their conduct, the promise to David would not be revoked” (Waldron, p. 735).  Isaiah refers to this as “the sure mercies of David” (Isa. 55:3; Acts 13:34).


10.  What three things did God tell David He would establish forever? (II Sam. 7:16)


And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established forever before thee:  thy throne shall be established forever.


A.    His house


B.      His kingdom


C.     His throne


11.   “According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David” (II Sam. 7:17).


A.    Nathan had received the vision in the night.


B.      He then communicated the message of the vision to David in words.























David’s Recognition of the Great God

II Samuel 7:18-29


Victor M. Eskew


1.     Outline:


v.                  II SAMUEL 7:18-21

vi.                II SAMUEL 7:22

vii.              II SAMUEL 7:23-24

viii.            II SAMUEL 7:25-29


2.    Before whom did David go in and sit? (II Sam. 7:18)


3.    What were the first two questions David asked the Lord? (II Sam. 7:18)






4.    T- F   David said that this was a great thing to God. (II Sam. 7:19)


5.    T – F  God had spoken about David’s house for a great while to come. (II Sam. 7:19)


6.    “And is this the ___________________ of __________, O Lord God” (II Sam. 7:19)


7.    T – F  David had no words to express his gratitude to God. (II Sam. 7:20)


8.    “…for thou, Lord God, ________________ thy servant.” (II Sam. 7:20)


9.    What two things were involved in God’s doing these things for David? (II Sam. 7:21)






10.  What three descriptions did David give of God?  (II Sam. 7:22)


11.   T – F  There were others nations that were like Israel. (II Sam. 7:23)


12.  “…whom God went to ________________ for a people to himself…” (II Sam. 7:23)


13.  In redeeming Israel, what did God make for himself? (II Sam. 7:23)


14.  How did David describe the “things” God had done for Israel” (II Sam. 7:23)


15.  T – F  God redeemed Israel for a particular land. (II Sam. 7:23)


16.  From what two things had God redeemed Israel? (II Sam. 7:23)






17.  “For thou hast ________________ to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee forever” (II Sam. 7:24)


18.  Define:  confirmed (II Sam. 7:24)


19.  T – F  The Lord had become their God. (II Sam. 7:24)


20.  What did David want God to do with his words spoken concerning his servant? (II Sam. 7:25)


21.  What did David want to be magnified forever? (II Sam.7:26)


22.  Who was the God over Israel? (II Sam. 7:26)


23.  T – F  David wanted his house to be established forever. (II Sam. 7:26)


24.  What did the Lord reveal to David? (II Sam. 7:27)


25.  What did that information cause David to do? (II Sam. 7:27)


26.  How did David describe God’s words? (II Sam. 7:28)


27.  What had God promised to David? (II Sam. 7:28)


28.  What two things did David ask the Lord to do for his house? (II Sam. 7:29)