“So Nathan went back to David and told him everything the Lord had said in this vision. Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and prayed.”
2 Samuel 7:17-18
The Lord’s message through Nathan was packed with reminders of what God had done in the past and promises of what He would do in the future. Upon hearing it, David immediately followed the instructions God had given at the Red Sea, “Be still and know that I am God.”
As David sat in the tent before the Lord, he could ponder the words he had just heard—how God took him from shepherding sheep, selected him to be the leader of Israel, was with David wherever he went, and destroyed all his enemies. Being still helped David know his God and also know himself, “Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, that YOU have brought me this far?”
Then, David pondered God’s promises for the future—to make him famous and his people secure. So, with faith in his heart, David worshiped, “How great YOU are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like YOU!”
Because David first took time to sit still, worship came automatically. When I be still and know, I too can sit still and trust! No longer will I need to “make things happen.” Instead, I sit still because I KNOW God and TRUST that HE can do anything!
The principle of REST—be still and know so you can sit still and trust!