Watering the Garden
GOD’S PROMISE TO DAVID
God made the promise to King David and his descendants that David’s throne would be established forever.
After bringing the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem and there was peace in the land David had it in his heart to build a house for the Lord, but through the prophet Nathan God told David not to build a house for God at that time. It was at that time that God, after instructing David not to build him a house, he made the promise to David concerning his seed forever. This promise is given in 2nd Samuel 7 and also in 1st Chronicles 17
And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever. According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David. (2nd Samuel 7:16-17)
After hearing these words from Nathan the prophet, it was a humbled David that went off by himself alone and prayed to Our Father.
Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD? And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant. For thy word’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them. Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God. And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said. And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee. 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. And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant: Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever. (2nd Samuel 7:18-29)
Shortly before his death we read that David warned his son, Solomon, to keep the Lord’s commandments, but at the end of his life Solomon forsook his fathers warning. We know from the following scriptures that God’s promise to David would still hold firm and that God would not forsake his promise to David concerning the fact that his throne would be established forever.
Two facts we as Christians should think about and ask ourselves, why? Why is it a fact that the main purpose or responsibility of the Queen and/or King in the monarchy is to be the “defender of the faith” to this day. Also, why is it that from a well known king, King James, we have our KING JAMES BIBLE?
Scriptures pretaining to this promise to David.
Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore. (Psalms 18:50)
I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah (Psalms 89:3)
I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. The enemy shall not exact upon him: nor the son of wickedness afflict him. And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. (Psalms 89:20-24)
If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established forever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. (Psalms 89:30-37)
The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. (Psalms 132:11)
(DAVID’S ADVISE TO HIS SON SOLOMON) And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth, with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel. (1st Kings 2:3-4)
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
God promised King David that there would always be a descendant of his on the throne.
Our Father appreciates the fact that you are trying. May God’s blessing be upon this
study of His word, Amen.