I am in awe whenever I read David’s story esp when I read God’s promises to him.
… Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men of the earth. – 2 Samuel 7:9
… I will also give you rest from all your enemies. – 2 Samuel 7:11
But my love will never be taken away from him… – 2 Samuel 7:15
In response, David can’t believe what he’s receiving from God:
… Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in your sight, O Sovereign Lord, you have also spoken about the future house of your servant. Is this your usual way of dealing with man, O Sovereign Lord? – 2 Samuel 7:18-19
Clearly, God’s choice of David demonstrates divine grace. For throughout David’s life, God empowered him and made him a man after God’s own heart.
Deep inside, I long for the same infinite grace and mercy that God bestowed on David. But thanks be to God for His promises even to us.
The good news is that God does not play favorites. Here’s why:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16
This means that you and me are part of the world and through His Son, Jesus Christ, we can receive eternal life, if we believe and accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior.
His choice of David that one of his descendants would be on the throne forever was part of the Divine Plan. And the One who would forever be the king is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Son of Man, Jesus Christ.
From Old Testament to New Testament, you could see allusions to Jesus. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.
Therefore, fix your eyes on Jesus and not on religion.
For even David acknowledges that the Lord does not delight in sacrifice but on a broken and contrite heart (Psalm 51:16-17).
For Christianity is about a personal relationship with our God the Father in heaven, through His Son Jesus.
It’s all about Jesus.