When God says No: 2 Samuel 7:7-11

20  For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV)

 1. God’s provision of position

8 Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel. 2 Samuel 7:8 (ESV)

11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12  so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:11-12 (ESV)

2. God’s provision of presence

9And I have been with you wherever you went...2 Samuel 7:9 (ESV)

3  For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me; Psalm 31:3 (ESV)

 3. God’s provision of power
9...and have cut off all your enemies from before you...2 Samuel 7:9 (ESV)

4Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 (ESV)

4. God’s provision of a promised name
9...And I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth.                2 Samuel 7:9 (ESV)

2  And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. Genesis 12:2 (ESV)

17...To the one who conquers...I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’ Revelation 2:17 (ESV)

5. God’s provision of a promised land
10  And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly, 2 Samuel 7:10 (ESV)

17  You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain, the place, O LORD, which you have made for your abode, the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established. Exodus 15:17 (ESV)

6. God’s provision of a promised rest
11  from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you a house. 2 Samuel 7:11 (ESV)

9  So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10  for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Hebrews 4:9-10 (ESV)