“The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath He will not revoke: ‘One of your own descendants I will place on your throne.’” – Psalm 132:11
How often have you made a promise to someone and then been unable to keep it? Or how often has a promise that was made to you been broken? The reason does not matter as to why the promise was broken when you are dealing with the pain of either breaking a promise or having a promise broken. As sinful beings, we are unable to keep our word in all instances. We let people down and we are let down by others.
Thankfully, our Father in Heaven is ever faithful and He keeps all of His promises. Nothing gets in the way of God fulfilling His promises to His chosen people. The forces of darkness cannot thwart His promises. Our sinful nature cannot stop His promises from being fulfilled. Our turning to idols and running from God cannot prevent Him from working in our lives to bring His promises to fruition.
God promised David that he would have an heir sitting on his throne. Could David have known that God was promising the coming of His Son, Jesus Christ? Most likely not, but David had experienced the fulfillment of God’s promises to him and the nation of Israel that he most assuredly had the faith that God would indeed place a descendant of his on the throne.
What a blessing for us today to know that this promise has been made complete by the coming of Jesus Christ, that He is installed on the throne as the just and true ruler forever. And through our witnessing of the fulfillment of God’s promise to David, we can have the same faith that David had in the promise that God has made to those who believe in His Son, that we shall have eternal life and be with the Father and Son throughout all eternity. Praise God!
Heavenly Father, thank you for your faithfulness as shown through Your Word. In a world full of broken promises, help us to focus on the hope that is available to all who believe in Your Son. Change our hearts, that we may rest in Your promises as we look forward to the coming of Your Son. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
~ Carl Dawson