I like the title of today’s chapter, 2 Samuel 7. God’s promise to David. God promises a lot, but often breaks these promises or offer promises with many catches and out clauses. Let’s see what this promise is all about.
“After the king was settled in his palace and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him…” – 2 Samuel 7:1
How nice and kind of God to give David a rest from all of that killing. Sigh.
“…he said to Nathan the prophet..” – 2 Samuel 7:2
Today prophets are dismissed as scam artists, yet in Christianity, prophets written down in some book by unknown authors are treated as speaking the word of God. WTF?!?! God next speaks to Nathan to pass a message along to David. Why God doesn’t speak to David directly is a complete mystery. But as you know God works in ‘mysterious’ ways.
“And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed.” – 2 Samuel 7:10
How great of God to FINALLY talk about giving the Israelites a permanent home. They haven’t had one since God hardened the hearts of the Egyptians and forced the Israelites out of Egypt. Due to God’s actions, the Israelites have been homeless this entire time! God is great? Hardly!
“Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning 11 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders over my people Israel.” – 2 Samuel 7:10-11
Wait, so God could have ended this oppression at any time and chose not to? What an asshole!!!
“I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.” – 2 Samuel 7:14-15
ROFL! Love these two verses! If you do wrong, I will have you flogged with a rod, but I still love you! And don’t believe God for one second that this ‘love’ will never be taken away. God freely admits it was taken away from Saul. Again, what a crock of shit God has stirred up.
“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: ‘Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?’” – 2 Samuel 7:18
The honest answer? You are God’s play toy. Nothing more. Nothing less.
“Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.” – 2 Samuel 7:28
Trustworthy? ROFL! This is the same God that killed everyone but Noah’s family because he got a bit pissy. LOL!
That concludes 2 Samuel 7. God is now speaking to David, but through a prophet for whatever reason. God offers a promise, but we all know the Israelites are not suddently going to have a lifetime of peace and happiness. And God reveals that he could have stopped the oppression centuries ago. Conclusion? God is an asshole.
Coming Soon: 1 Chronicles – Chapter 17: God’s Promise to David