In II Samuel 7 we read that David’s heart’s desire is to build a Temple – a permanent resting place – for God. It’s his consuming passion. During the night it is revealed to Nathan the prophet that David cannot do this – he is a man of war. Solomon will build it.

What is David’s response? Incredibly, he yields his heart’s desire to the will of God.

Your consuming passion may not be the will of God. Do not base your life on your emotions, your wants, your desires . . . .even if it is something as noble as building a temple for God. Be willing to yield everything you are to God.

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