Jesus In 2 Samuel
Jesus in 2 Samuel
“He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.”
2 Samuel 7:13 NKJV
David desired to build a permanent place of worship for God (2 Samuel 7:1-2), but because of the blood on his hands (1 Chronicles 28:3), David was told that he would not be granted that opportunity. His son would. Solomon was indeed born, and he did build the temple of God in Jerusalem (1 Kings 6), but that temple was destroyed by Babylon (2 Chronicles 36:19).
Though dark was the day the temple was destroyed, hope was on the horizon. For the Christ was to come and fulfill in complete form the promise made to David. Jesus came and built a spiritual temple (John 2:19) and He reigns on His throne forever. Jesus is the true Priest King and He is ours.
Have you accepted His reign? Is He your Priest? To accept and follow, you must begin by obeying. Obedience begins by believing in Him which includes confessing Him (Romans 10:8, 9), repenting of our sins (Acts 2:28), being baptized into Christ (Galatians 3:27), and living faithfully until death (Revelation 2:10).