Now, O LORD God, make the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and his house endure until eternity, and do according to your word. 2 Samuel 7.25 Extract from Concise Comments Matthew Henry.
David’s prayer is full of sighs, reflecting his affection and devotion to God. The king had a very modest opinion of his own merits. Everything we have should be considered a gift from the Lord. David openly testifies to the favors that the latter granted him, giving Him all honor. When we consider what is the character and the heart of man, we can only be surprised to see God thus leaning towards the latter, as He does! Christ’s promise is clear: if God is in us, what more can we ask of Him, Ephesians 3.20 ?
The Father knows us better than ourselves: let us therefore be satisfied with what He does for us! What more can we ask for ourselves in our prayers than the promises of heaven?
David attributes all things to divine Grace: those which She has already done to Him, as well as those which She has revealed to him. All this was done for the sake of the Word of God, that is, for Christ, “the eternal Word.”
Many people, when they pray, seek many subjects, but David’s heart was serene, having obtained what he desired: He had devoted himself entirely to his duty.
Prayer formulated only by the tongue will not satisfy God: it must also emanate from the heart; it must be addressed “in the direction of heaven”, and placed before Him.
David establishes his faith, and his hope, on the assurance of the divine Promise. He even prayed that the latter would remain in eternity. With God, saying it and doing it are not two different actions, which is often the case with men; God will accomplish what He has announced.
The divine promises are not only attributed to us by name, as was the case with David, but they also apply to all who believe in Jesus Christ, and who speak in favor of His Name.
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