2 Samuel 7:15-16..“15 but My lovingkindness shall not depart from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 16 Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever.”
The promise of an eternal kingdom is fulfilled in Jesus, the Son of David B and will be further revealed when He returns, establishes the promised kingdom, and sits on David’s throne. The spiritual blessings God offered to David are today offered in Jesus to all who will trust Him C. They will be fulfilled literally by Jesus in the future kingdom promised to Israel D. The throne of David ended in 586 BC with Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, but the line of David continued and brought Jesus the Son of God into the world E.
Humanly speaking, the nation of Israel would have perished quickly had not God been patient and faithful to His covenant with David, who was “the lamp of Israel” F. No matter what depths the kings and people descended to, the Lord preserved a lamp for David and for Israel G. The Jewish people were heavily indebted to David for their temple, the instruments, and songs used in the temple, the organization of the temple ministry, and the protection the nation had from the enemy nations. We today are indebted to God for keeping the light of David shining so that the Savior could come into the world. In spite of the nation’s sins, God chastened His people but did not break His covenant or take His mercy away H.
God kept His promises to David and He will keep His promise of eternal life in heaven with Jesus to everyone who believes in Jesus as their Savior and is saved by grace through faith I.
Notes: A- For 8 major covenants click here; B- Psalm 89:34-37; Luke 1:32-33, 69; Acts 2:29-36; 13:22-23; 2 Timothy 2:8; C- Isaiah 55:1-3; Acts 13:32-39; D- Isaiah 9:1-7; 11:1-16; 16:5; Jeremiah 33:15-26; Ezekiel 34:23-24; 37:24-25; Hosea 3:5; Zechariah 12:7-8; E- Martthew 21:12-25; Luke 1:26-38, 54-55, 68-79; F- 2 Samuel 21:17; G- 1 Kings 11:36; 15:4; 2 Kings 8:19; 2 Chronicles 21:7; Psalm 132:17; H- 2 Samuel 7:15, 22:51; 1 Kings 3:6; 2 Chronicles 6:42; Psalm 89:28, 33, 49; I- John 3:16, Romans 3:23,6:23,5:8,10:9,13,17, Ephesians 2:8-9
Henry Luke 7/1/2018
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