S E C O N D S A M U E L
Still the ark is David's care as well as his joy.
In this chapter we have, I. His consultation with Nathan about
building a house for it; he signifies his purpose to do it
(ver. 1, 2) and Nathan
approves his purpose, ver.
3. II. His communion with God about it. 1. A gracious
message God sent him about it, accepting his purpose,
countermanding the performance, and promising him an entail of
blessings upon his family, ver.
4-17. 2. A very humble prayer which David offered up to
God in return to that gracious message, thankfully accepting God's
promises to him, and earnestly praying for the performance of them,
ver. 18-29. And, in both
these, there is an eye to the Messiah and his kingdom.