Today’s Deeply Rooted Devotion is from 2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17; Psalms 1-2; 33; 127; 133.
“The Lord swore an oath to David, a promise he will not abandon: “I will set one of your offspring on your throne.” Psalm 132:1, CSB
“Unless the Lord builds a house, its builders labor over it in vain;” Psalm 127:1a, CSB
“For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”?” Hebrews 1:5, ESV
I cannot overstate the importance of today’s reading in the grand story of Scripture. 2 Samuel 7 and 1 Chronicles 17 are vital to understanding biblical history and theology. In these passages don’t let yourself be tricked into thinking that David is the central figure of the story. God is. God promises David an everlasting kingdom. New Testament passages, like Hebrews 1:5, interpret this promise through the lense of Jesus Christ.
The declaration of Hebrews 1:5 refers back to the Davidic Covenant in 2 Samuel 7:14 and 1 Chronicles 17:13. The promise is declared to King David by God concerning his covenant heir, whom God will designate God’s own “Son.” In the context of 2 Samuel, we could assume this refers to David’s son Solomon, but Solomon failed to follow the law and was not “established forever” (2 Samuel 7:16). This promise can only be fulfilled by the Davidic Messiah, Jesus Christ. It is through Jesus that God builds an eternal house that isn’t built in vain (Psalm 132:1 & 2 Samuel 7:16). Our salvation through Jesus is a result of God fulfilling this promise to David.
Praise God for fulfilling His promises and place your hope in Jesus today.