You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant,
‘I will establish your line forever
and make your throne firm through all generations.’
This is really the most amazing couple of verses; David is quoting God here and the quote documents that God Himself has entered into a covenant relationship with David and his heirs after him. Later this morning, I’ll be posting about this covenant and its significance for all of us today, but let’s take note of something here first. Note that God’s ability to keep up His part of the bargain is a given; this is God’s hesed.
Next note that a descendant of David will remain upon the throne of God’s people through all generations. Sadly, because of a breach of covenant by David’s heirs, there was a break in their line, but even though certain descendants were wicked, God did not forsake either David’s House or God’s own people. Even though many people may not be aware of it, there is a descendant of David on the throne even today, and his name is Jesus!
Jesus, however, does not rule over a small kingdom in the Middle East, for He rules over all of the heavens and the earth as King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus will not leave His throne in Heaven to return to the dusty Middle East any time soon, for He rules all creation in the glory that He attained on the cross so long ago. Nothing happens that passes by His notice anywhere.
What an awesome thing!
God did not forsake His people, nor did He fail to keep His promise, He kept His promise and fulfilled His covenant in a way that blesses everyone. The only question is whether or not we will let Him rule our hearts.