July 19, 2021

2 Samuel 7:11 “Furthermore, God has this message for you: God himself will build you a house! When your life is complete and you’re buried with your ancestors, then I’ll raise up your child, your own flesh and blood, to succeed you, and I’ll firmly establish his rule. He will build a house to honor me, and I will guarantee his kingdom’s rule permanently. (The Message Bible)

Yankee Stadium was once known as the house that Ruth built, referring to Babe Ruth. Of course, he never did anything physical to construct the edifice, but he made it what it was by his play of the game. The British royal family is called the house of Windsor and https://www.royal.uk/house-windsor tells us “The House of Windsor came into being in 1917, when the name was adopted as the British Royal Family’s official name by a proclamation of King George V, replacing the historic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. It remains the family name of the current Royal Family.” David’s son did build the first temple in Jerusalem and so fulfilled this promise to that extent. The New Testament says that people who believe in Jesus are now the temple of God, both individually and as the church. How are you “the house of Jesus?”

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