Monday, June 02, 2008

Davidic Covenant II Samuel 7

II Samuel 7:13 "He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever."

The Davidic Covenant (v8-17)is very important, perhaps most important, in our studies. It refers to the reign of Jesus Christ on the throne of David.

There have been many covenants made through our studies. Each represented a time in the development of the nation Israel. The Davidic Covenant gives four points: 1) the posterity of the family (house) v16 2) royal authority (throne) v13 3) it is perpetual (for ever) v13 4) the kingdom itself (sphere of rule) v10 v16. (modified from Scofield's notes)

v16 "And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever."

The LORD will make it happen.

The chapter opens with David and Nathan sitting in his new cedar house. The wars are over for a time of rest for David. Now David gets the idea to build a house for the LORD. He did not think it right that he should have a cedar house and the LORD be in a tent tabernacle.

v2 "That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains."

Nathan told him to go ahead but the LORD met Nathan that night and change the plans. I believe the LORD was impressed with David's desire but it was not to be so. the LORD gave a review of His years walking in the tent wherever Israel went. Then he told David he would build him a house. It was not to be another cedar house but a family-tree that reached to the Son of God.

Here we see David's posterity spoken of as a son. Sometimes it seems to be referring to Solomon and Israel as a whole but prophetically it speaks of Christ too.

v13 "He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. v14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: v15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee."

Acts 2:30 "Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;" Suggest reading surrounding verses.

So David will not get to build the LORD a house or the temple but he was blessed in that his legacy would never pass away. David is overwhelmed and praises the LORD in a long prayer that takes the rest of the chapter.

v27 "For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee."

It is a chapter to remember. This covenant, the Davidic Covenant, is established for ever. We should remember it. We know that Solomon built the temple when he was king. The Davidic Covenant covers an eternal house.

Psalm 107:8-9 "O that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness."

Keywords: Old Old Story, Old Testament, Bible Study, Bible, gospel, Davidic Covenant, David, temple, house, Samuel, Milton Southerland. God has revealed the Davidic Covenant to David.

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