Oh, these rich Lenten days! Filled with Scripture and the Spirit—positively rich!
Today I spoke on the Davidic Covenant—my mind is still reeling from the depth of the riches of God’s Word. I believe (with your indulgence) I will simply share a few verses from the devotion I prepared for that.
Second Samuel 7 is a key passage of Scripture not only to covenant but the history of salvation as a whole.
The promise of God to David to establish a House in His Name through the eternal throne of the Messiah is monumental.
“your house and your kingdomshall be made sure forever before me.Your throne shall be established forever.”[vs 16]
God’s covenant set David’s heart to worship and compelled a confession of praise unparalleled. His humble prayer of gratitude is one of the most beautiful in all of Scripture.
Just how enduring are the covenants of God?
Psalm 89 is a fundamental accompaniment to this Messianic Promise. By it we gain a better understanding of the everlasting, unbreakable Word of God.
“I have made a covenant with my chosen one;I have sworn to David my servant:‘I will establish your offspring forever,
and build your throne for all generations.’”[vs 3-4 ESV]
“I will not remove from him my steadfast loveor be false to my faithfulness.I will not violate my covenantor alter the word that went forth from my lips.Once for all I have sworn by my holiness;
I will not lie to David.His offspring shall endure forever,his throne as long as the sun before me.Like the moon it shall be established forever,a faithful witness in the skies.”[33-37 ESV]
Powerful, isn’t it?! Hopefully it births a greater appreciation for the surety of God’s promise. But so much more, adoration for the Anointed One of God, the Eternal King of all Kings.