Scripture Reading: Amos 9:11
A. God revealed to David that, although he would not be allowed to build a house for God, God would build one for David (2 Samuel 7:11)!
B. This promise meant that the house of David would stand forever.
I. David could not have bought a better house than this one.
A. God made his house strong (2 Samuel 3:1–10).
B. God tore down every house against his (2 Samuel 21:1–9).
C. The house God built outlasted the one that Hiram built him (cf. 2 Samuel 5:11; 1 Kings 5:1–16).
II. In spite of human frailty, God glorified the house of David.
A. Man made a mess of it (2 Samuel 11:2–4; 12:10–11).
B. Through all its setbacks, God held David’s house together (1 Kings 11:13; 15:1–5; 2 Kings 8:16–19; 19:34).
III. The Son of David built a house for the LORD to inhabit forever.
A. Jesus is the Son of David (Matthew 1:1; Luke 1:32).
B. He came to build God a house which would never be destroyed (Matthew 16:18; cf. Amos 9:11; Daniel 2:44).
IV. How can we identify the house that the Son of David built?
A. It was built on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem (Acts 2; cf. Isaiah 2:1–4; Zechariah 13:1).
B. Jesus is the head of this house (Ephesians 5:23).
C. Jesus is the only means of entrance (John 10:9; 14:6).
A. No man could ever build a house better than God can.
B. Jesus pronounced desolate the house that man built for God (Matthew 23:38), but God’s glory still fills the house that He built.
C. In whose house will you choose to reside?