Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, Sovereign Lord, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever. 2 Samuel 7:29
Read: 2 Samuel 7
Listen: 2 Samuel 7
David is the model for an Israelite king. He’s described as “a man after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14). God promises David that his family will rule, but also promises him more. God promises that someone from David’s royal throne will rule forever (2 Samuel 7:16). God’s promise to David is fulfilled in Jesus. Jesus, from the line of David, is the king who will rule forever.
Jesus is king, and it has implications for our life. It means we need to recognize that the baby whose birth we celebrate didn’t stay a baby. A baby seems easy to manage—a strong king, not so much. Jesus grew up to ask something of us as our king. If he is king in our life, then we owe him our allegiance. It changes how we see ourselves and what we go after in life. Instead of trying to build our own kingdoms, we play our part in building Jesus’s kingdom. We build our life around what Jesus says matters and trust that his way is the best way.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Worship Jesus, the king. Join the Ada Bible Worship team with “O Come All Ye Faithful” to worship Jesus as the king of your life.
2022 BIBLE MEMORY PRACTICE
Develop spiritual roots and tap in the power of God’s word by memorizing monthly a Bible verse! View previous verses at beyondtheweekend.org/biblememorypractice.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.