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2 Samuel 7:1-17

Faith Talks

David had a great idea: Build God a Temple - that way God could have a house just like the gods of all the surrounding nations had houses. But God said “no” to David’s great idea. Talk together about one or two times God said “no” to a good idea you had.

It’s not that David’s idea was bad; God just had an idea that was better. The significant decisions of our life aren’t always between opposites: right and wrong, good and bad. Most of our decisions require discernment between what’s good and what’s better. Rather than giving his time to build a house for God, God wanted David to focus his energy on building his household for God. When God has told you “no” what were the “better” things God wanted you to focus on?