Jesus, Son of DavidFebruary 21, 2021
1 Samuel 7 is one of the most important passages in the Bible. In this portion of Scripture God makes covenant with David and the House of David. This is called the “Davidic Covenant.” It is the promise that the Son of David will triumph and the throne of David will last forever.
1 Samuel 7:1-16
Biblical covenants include:
- Covenant in Eden.
- Noah’s covenant.
- Abraham’s covenant.
- Moses covenant.
- David’s covenant.
- Messiah’s “new” covenant.
After David, Solomon became king. Solomon was a good king, but unfaithful to God. When he died, the nation divided between the Northern 10 tribes and the southern tribe of Judah. The tribe of Judah would maintain the line of David until the captivity by Babylon.
Looks like this:
- Jeconiah . . . 70 year captivity in Babylon.
Darkest moment in history: God did a Thing…
1. Jesus is = Than Anticipated.
David the warrior king would enlarge and extend the borders of Israel. Jesus the king of heaven, would extend the borders spiritually and open the house of God to all people.
Acts 15:16-17, James argues that the Gentiles should be let in because in Amos 9 God prophesied that when he rebuilt the fallen tent of David, he would call the Gentiles in.
2. Jesus is = Than Anticipated.
In 2 Sam. 7:14 God told David that his sons would disobey Him, and the Lord would discipline them. The son of David, Jesus, would never require Yahweh’s discipline. He is unstained by sin, perfect in character.
We sense in the Gospels an anticipation that Jesus is more than just another David. He does for us what David could never do. This son of David is in every way better than David. He not only is sinless, he heals the blind, drives out demons, reestablishes the Temple in his own body, and when murdered, he would rise again. In Acts 2:29, Peter says that while David is in a tomb, Jesus’ tomb is empty.
3. Jesus is = Than anyone could have imagined.
David fought the enemies of Israel. But he was never able to fully destroy the wicked nations. Every time one enemy was put down, another would pop up. What we need is a king strong enough to bring us not a little bit of temporary rest, but one who is able to destroy the entire forces of darkness.
In Revelation 5:5, Jesus shows himself to be the Son of David capable of not a temporary victory, but of bringing judgment on Satan and all the forces of evil. That’s bold!
Bigger, Better, Bolder. . . what does it mean to me?
- It gives me deep peace. Evil does not win in the end. The Son of David is not afraid of evil; he destroys it.
- I want to be very clear about Jesus. You are not born into the family of God, you are born again into this family.
- There is room in God’s tent for you. Jesus took David’s fallen tent and not only restored it, but enlarged it to make room for anyone who would come to Him.