Read: 2 Chronicles 6:7-11
- Solomon reminded the people of the history of God’s involvement in this process. David wanted to build this home for God. But he went even further back, reminding them of the Exodus—the key redemptive story in Israel’s history. Each piece of the history reminds the reader that the focus is on God.
- Notice: “I brought…, I have not…, nor have I…, but now I have…, and I have…” This is all about God and His timing. God didn’t need nor desire a “place.” But, when He had chosen the place, time and person, then it was okay to go forward. God “chose” means it was focused on God and not on man.
- History reminds us that God is at the center of all things. Whether we see Him or not, whether we believe it or not, He is there and we are responding to Him, not Him responding to us. He decided who would and wouldn’t build His house and when and where it would happen. It reminds us that He is control, not us.
- Reflect on a time when it was clear that your timing was not God’s timing. What made you aware that God was on a different timetable?
- Why do you suppose that the Exodus keeps coming to the forefront in the Old Testament?
- What promises has God kept in your life? Who needs to hear you talk about that?
Pray: Thank God for His faithfulness in keeping His word in your life. Pray that you are open to living within God’s timing for your life. Thank Him for choosing Madison Park to be an expression of His presence in this area.