As we look at 2nd Samuel 7 we see that David had good intentions to build a house for God. Even though our intentions are good, sometimes they are not in the will of God. This is the case with David. The prophet Nathan says to David, do what is in your heart, even the prophet is off in this one. God speaks to Nathan that evening and tells him that He has brought David to where he is, and He, God, will build David a house. God is speaking of the spiritual house that He will build through Christ. It’s always a good thing to want to do for our God but we must recognize what He has done for us first. He gave us life and eternal life. What should we do for Him? 2 main things, be obedient, 1st Samuel 15, and praise His name, Psalms 22:3.