The Promise Of A Kingdom

Mark Tenniswood.In 2 Samuel 7 God establishes a covenant with King David. Like the Abrahamic covenant this covenant is given specifically to David as opposed to the world or Israel. God promises that David’s throne will be an everlasting throne. During the exile the prophets look forward to the reestablishment of the Davidic line where there will hope, peace, and justice throughout the world. This covenant meets its fulfillment in Christ who through his resurrection conquers all the enemies of God, and from his throne at the right hand of the father lavishes his gifts of love, grace, and mercy upon all God’s people through word and sacrament.