The Davidic Covenant

Text: II Samuel 7:8-17
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: June 7, 2009

Throughout the Bible the LORD deals with His people through covenants. Through the covenants God progressively reveals His plan for redemption which was first promised to Adam (Gen. 3:15) then given in further detail to Abraham (Gen. 12,15,17) and in type through Moses (Exodus, Deuteronomy). In the Davidic Covenant the LORD focuses the hope of His people upon David’s descendants.

The fulfillment of God’s promises to David is experienced in part in his own life, and through his dynasty, especially through his son Solomon (1 Ki. 8:20). Even in the dark days when God’s people were under foreign dominion, they looked forward to the day when a Davidic king would reign in glory (Isa. 11:1f Amos 9:11 Ezek. 37:24ff).

The ultimate fulfillment of a son of David who is also Son of God who reigns forever is through Jesus Christ (Heb. 1:5 Luke 1:31ff). It is astounding to see how Jesus fulfills God’s promises to David.

We will also be reminded of why the Davidic covenant still matters to us today. We share in the covenant blessings with the assurance that the LORD will keep His promises to us. The remarkable fulfillment of God’s promises through Christ is yet one more reason that all people should turn to Jesus, the King Whom the LORD has established to reign universally and forever.

Posted on June 7th, 2009 | Permalink