“For this reason You are great, O Lord God; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.” – 2 Samuel 7:22 (NASB)
David was first a giant killer but he was also God’s anointed to be King of Israel after the death of Saul. As king, David desired and planned to build a house for the Lord in Jerusalem where the people would worship and observe requirements given in the Law of Moses. God had other plans. Today’s verse comes from a prayer David offered after the Lord revealed that a permanent temple would be built by the son who succeeds David to the throne. David accepted what the Lord God had revealed to him. The prayer includes affirmations regarding the attributes of God. David recognized God as doing a great thing in revealing His plans. David declares of God, “You are great;” “there is none like You;” and “there is no God besides You.” David knew what the Law taught and he believed the Word of God. Some today want to change the meanings of God’s Word. Some today claim culture and time have changed so what God said to David does not apply to us today. But God’s Word has never changed. God’s exact Word is the same today as the day He spoke to David.