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February 17, 2021 – 2 Samuel 7-12

You know that function, when typing on a computer, that allows you to insert a line and adjust its color, boldness, width, and length? Well, if someone was to draw a line through the Old Testament, maybe a red line, that followed the theme of Redeemer/Messiah, 2 Samuel 7 and the Davidic Covenant would be a point at which you would pause, go to the line-drawing function, and greatly increase the width and boldness of the line.


David desired to build the temple in Jerusalem. Through Nathan, God explained that the task of building a house for God would be taken up by his son, Solomon. To David, he said, “the Lord will make you a house” (7:11). Furthermore, to David, God said, “’your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.’” (7:16). An eternal throne! An eternal kingdom! Here is Messiah and his kingdom!


Though they would soon turn against him, when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds yelled, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Matthew 21:9) The Pharisee, when asked by Jesus “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” answered correctly: “The son of David.” (Matthew 22:42) David performed admirably as a king: he defeated Israel’s enemies and showed kindness to Mephibosheth. But how greatly did he fail in his sin with Bathsheba and against Uriah. But nothing, absolutely nothing could halt that broad, straight line from continuing from Genesis 3:15 through 2 Samuel 7 and, ultimately to Matthew 1. Remember the lyrics in the chorus of Handel’s “Messiah?”


Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth . . .

The kingdom of this world

Is become the kingdom of our Lord . . .

King of kings

And Lord of lords

And He shall reign

And He shall reign

And He shall reign forever and ever.

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