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Our King's throne is forever

By Dale Stonecipher in Redeemer Church 9 months ago | 882 views Link:

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

In 2 Samuel 7, David had been made king over all Israel after Saul’s death.  David had driven back the Philistines and recovered the Ark of God and brought it to Jerusalem.  David had settled in his house and the Lord had given him rest from his enemies.  He decided to build God a house, but God told David, through Nathan, that God would build David a house.

God told David that He would raise up offspring from David’s own body and establish his kingdom.  God kept that promise through Solomon.  He told David that when Solomon sinned, He would discipline him, but the steadfast love of the Lord would not depart from him.  He said to David, “And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before Me.  Your throne shall be established forever.”

The temporary fulfillment of the establishment of David’s throne was Solomon.  But ultimately, that promise was fulfilled in our Lord Jesus Christ.  Peter, in his sermon on the day of Pentecost referred to that promise.  Peter said that David died and was buried but knew that God had sworn to him that one of his descendants would sit on his throne.  That descendant, Peter said, was the Christ, Jesus Whom God raised up and exalted to His right hand.

Peter then quoted David’s Psalm 110, “’The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’

David’s kingdom has been established forever and our Lord Jesus is sitting on the throne.  His throne of righteousness will last forever.  Those who have placed their trust in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus are citizens of that Kingdom and will enjoy His reign forever.

The reference to Solomon’s sin and resulting discipline is also true of those in the Kingdom.  Unlike the King, Who had no sin, we citizens continue to sin.  Sometimes discipline is required, but the promise of the King is that His steadfast love will never depart from us.  Just as His Kingdom lasts forever, His love lasts forever.  Though we sometimes don’t understand why certain circumstances surround us, we can be assured that His love surrounds us.  Rejoice in being a citizen of His Kingdom, knowing that His Kingdom lasts forever.


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Larry Dean


Larry A. Dean
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Mary Leadbetter

What a precious promise.

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