David’s Last Words (and how they relate to Christmas)

Text: II Samuel 23:1-7
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 19, 2010

This Sunday morning we will complete our long study of I and II Samuel!
Some of you may question whether, on the Sunday before Christmas, it might be better to preach about the incarnation.
Actually, I get to do both!

David’s last words, recorded in II Sam. 23:1-7, are a poetic expression of his anticipation of the coming of the Messiah (i.e. Jesus) who will reign with justice in the fear of God thus bringing blessing to His people. When we read the accounts of Jesus birth and the aftermath (as we will at the Christmas Eve service next Friday night!), there are numerous references to how Jesus fulfills Israel’s expectation of a Davidic King.

Like David, we live in anticipation of Jesus’ second advent when He shalll reign in righteousness forever.

Posted on December 19th, 2010 | Permalink