God Is With You

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4 But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, 5 “Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: Would you build me a house to dwell in? 6 I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent for my dwelling. 7 In all places where I have moved with all the people of Israel, did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?” ’

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (2 Sa 7:4–7). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

God is a camper. Seriously. King David wanted to build God a house for the Lord and the Lord said no. He then went beyond saying no and reminded the Prophet Nathan that He had “not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt.” He has “been moving about in a tent for” his dwelling.

God so wants a relationship with you that he will travel with you to the ends of the earth. He will be a tent dweller with you. What an awesome God. All you have to do is want God and He will come into your life.

All that time wandering in the wilderness, there was God with the Israelites. The God who created all things was content in a tent because of his desire for a relationship with his people. God is truly that accessible and He wants a relationship with you no matter where you are in life.

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Erick Erickson
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