2 Samuel 7

Today's Passage: 2 Samuel 7

What I find so interesting in this chapter is how God flips the script on David. David wants to build God a house – which seems like a noble thing. Instead, God tells David not to build the Temple and then makes a covenant with David. God’s covenant with David is that David’s kingdom will reign forever. And this will come to fulfillment in Jesus.

The Davidic Covenant is God’s way of continuing the story of redemption. There is coming a King who will reign forever.

If you are like me then you might have noticed something that seems off. God is giving a Messianic promise, but verse 14 says, “When he commits iniquity…”. If this is talking about Jesus, what is this wrongdoing?

What’s important to understand is that most biblical prophecies have an immediate and ultimate meaning. It’s like seeing a mountain range. From a distance two mountains can look close together, but as you get near them you recognize they are miles apart.

The immediate fulfillment was Solomon, David’s son. He had rest from his enemies and lived in a time of prosperity. He even built the temple for God to dwell in. But Solomon could not be the ultimate fulfillment. He was sinful, and he would not reign forever.

Heath Thomas, concerning this passage, said this: Unlike Solomon, Jesus would not need to be disciplined with the stripes of men. Instead, He would be bruised for our iniquity, and by his stripes we would be healed. The real Son of David would build the real temple of God and establish God’s real presence with His people forever… God would build His own house, and He would become the house He promised to build. In Jesus, God would be the fulfillment of His own promise.

Praise God! He is a promise keeper!

Written By: Brice Stockton

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