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His oath is sure

By Dale Stonecipher in Redeemer Church 3 months ago | 2165 views Link:

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

In Psalm 132, we find these words:  “The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which He will not turn back: ‘One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.’”  These words recall to us God’s promise to David in 2 Samuel. 

David had become king and decided he wanted to build God a house to dwell in.  God sent word to David through Nathan, the prophet, that David was not to build Him a house.  But He made a great promise to David.  God said He would instead build David a house.

God told David that He would raise up from David’s body one who would sit on David’s throne and He would establish his kingdom forever.  He told David that his house and his kingdom would be made sure forever and his throne would be established forever.

Some of those who came from David’s body didn’t rule well and didn’t follow after God as David had done.  Some had to be set aside.  But God’s oath is sure.  God would establish that kingdom He promised David.

Years later the angel Gabriel appeared to the virgin Mary and told her that she would bear a son and call His name Jesus.  Gabriel said that the Lord God would give to Jesus the throne of His father David and that He would reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there would be no end.  Mary learned the name of the one who would sit on David’s throne according to the sure oath of God.

Many years later on the day of Pentecost Peter preached a wonderful sermon in which he referred to God’s oath to David.  Peter told the crowd that David, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that He would set one of his descendants on his throne, foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of Christ. David believed the sure oath of God and that God had brought about what He had sworn to David so many years before.  The king God had promised from David’s body is reigning on His throne today.

God’s oaths are always sure.  His promises to care for us and never forsake us are sure today.  Despite sicknesses, calamities, political upheaval, crime, injustice and individual challenges, God’s faithfulness and truthfulness never fail.  His oath is sure.


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Craig Bagley

Amen! Thanks for this reminder, Dale!

Mary Leadbetter


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Donna Dean

“For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds”
Psalm 57:10

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