A Throne Forever

Your Throne Forever

 

2 Samuel 7:16: “Your dynasty and your kingdom will continue for all time before me, and your throne will be secure forever.'”

 

 

God made a tremendous promise to King David. He told him that his kingdom would never end, it would be the final and great kingdom of the world.

 

When you read the Bible, though, you find that King David’s line did end. When Israel was taken into slavery by Babylon, no king would ever sit on David’s throne again. Other nations would rule over Israel for centuries.

 

Was God’s promise wrong? Did God make a mistake?

 

Actually, God saw things from a different perspective. He knows the end from the beginning, and a few centuries without a king was no problem. Why? Because the kingdom God had spoken about was Jesus’ kingdom. Jesus, a descendant of David through both Joseph and Mary, will one day reign on King David’s throne. His kingdom will never have an end.

 

Many times in the Bible, things do not look quite right if we study them from a human perspective. But when we see the meaning and truth as God sees it, we discover that God was right all along.

 

When you think you’ve found a contradiction or problem in the Bible, don’t despair. Sometimes the answer isn’t right on the surface. You have to dig deep to see what God really meant.

 

Prayer: Jesus, may I always trust your word as the truth. Amen.

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