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Beyond My Kingdom to God’s Kingdom | Beyond Belief

Episode Summary

It’s possible for us to seek what we believe advances the Kingdom of God but be at odds with what God wants and has planned for. David learned this with his desire to build the temple that God had planned for Solomon. Bill Clark continues our series by exploring how we are to continually seek God’s vision for us rather than our own.

Episode Notes

It’s possible for us to seek what we believe advances the Kingdom of God but be at odds with what God wants and has planned for. David learned this with his desire to build the temple that God had planned for Solomon. Bill Clark continues our series by exploring how we are to continually seek God’s vision for us rather than our own.


Beyond My Kingdom to God’s Kingdom
Beyond Belief | Week 3
February 17, 2019 | Bill Clark


David was a living contradiction. We all are.

2 Samuel 7:1-16 NIV
After the king was settled in his palace and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.”

Nathan replied to the king, “Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the Lord is with you.”

But that night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying: “Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in? I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling. Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”’

“Now then, tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men on earth. And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies. The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you: When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.’”

We are pilgrim people.

To be a pilgrim is to realize what we do is not actually about us—it’s for those who don’t know God—and for the generations to come.

For a follower of Jesus, the only right obsession is the Kingdom of God.