King David knew that God had prospered him and given him rest from all his enemies. One day he looked around at his comfortable home and said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within tent curtains” (2 Sam. 7:2). He wanted to build a temple for God—no small undertaking.
But God had a much bigger gift in mind for David. He said, “The Lord also declares to you that the Lord will make a house for you... Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever” (2 Sam. 7:11, 16).
This story powerfully reminds us that we can never outgive God. While He invites our gifts and offerings, He will always give us far more than we could possibly give Him. He will never be a debtor to anyone.