Today you should read: 2 Samuel 23
David’s last words are ones of beauty and love towards God. We see how poetic David is, all throughout the Psalms and his last words speak of how the Lord is in control of all things. The main verse to focus on is verse 5. David reminds us that God has made an everlasting covenant with him (2 Sam 7). The covenant says that there will be a king who will come from David’s line and who will reign forever. We know that person to be Jesus. Jesus is the true King and His dominion is an eternal one.
God has been so gracious to all of us to send His Son, Jesus. His rule and reign is one of justice and holiness. There is no sin or imperfection in Him, and He judges justly. Jesus has already prevailed against His adversary on the day that He rose from the grave. And now we wait for His kingdom to be established forever, which will happen at His second coming. Then, we will enjoy for eternity the promise that was given to David.
There is one little piece of information that I want to point out, and I almost don’t want to do it, because I love David’s last words and how they point us to Jesus, but I am going to do it anyway. If you look at 23:39, you should see a familiar name: Uriah the Hittite. This was Bathsheba’s husband, who David caused to be killed in battle. Uriah was one of David’s mighty men, which means that David knew what he was doing when he sinned with Bathsheba. It makes the sin of David that much worse, because he deliberately sinned against God and one of his friends.
I point that out, because God’s grace is on full display. David did not deserve forgiveness, but God gave it to him. That is exactly how we are. We did not deserve to have our sins forgiven by Jesus, but He went and paid the price on the cross so that our sins could be forgiven, if we have a relationship with Him. I hope and pray that today and for the rest of your life, you will remember how gracious God is.
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice