2215 Jesus Christ, Son of David

2215 Jesus Christ, Son of David

A Messianic title. Jesus Christ comes as a descendant of David to fulfil God’s promises in the OT of a future king who would establish the kingdom of God on earth.

OT promises of a future king from David’s line

2Sa 7:12-14 pp 1Ch 17:11-13 These promises are known as “the Davidic covenant”; Isa 16:5 See also Ps 132:11-12,17; Isa 9:7; Isa 11:1; Jer 23:5; Jer 33:15; Eze 34:23-24; Eze 37:24-25; Jn 7:42

NT statements verifying that Jesus Christ is descended from David

Mt 1:1 See also Lk 3:23,31; Ro 1:3; 2Ti 2:8; Rev 22:16

Jesus Christ inherits the throne of David

Lk 1:32-33 See also Lk 1:69; Jn 1:49; Jn 18:37; Mt 27:37 pp Mk 15:26 pp Lk 23:38 pp Jn 19:19

Jesus Christ is called “Son of David”

By those seeking healing Mt 20:30-31 pp Mk 10:47-48 pp Lk 18:38-39 See also Mt 9:27; Mt 15:22

At his triumphal entry into Jerusalem Mt 21:9 pp Mk 11:10 See also Mt 21:15

Grounds for identifying Jesus Christ as the Son of David

His human descent Ro 1:3 See also Mt 1:1

His birth in Bethlehem Mic 5:2; Jn 7:42

His healing ministry Mt 12:22-23 One of the signs of the Messianic age was the healing of the sick (see Isa 35:5-6; 42:7). See also Jn 7:31

His ultimate victory Rev 5:5

Jesus Christ is more than a merely human king descended from David

Mk 12:35-37 Jesus Christ claim is that he is not simply a human or political king, he is the Lord, the Son of God. See also Ps 110:1; Jn 18:36

See also

1351covenant with David
2224Christ, the Lord
2230Messiah, coming of
2312Christ as king
2345Christ, kingdom of
2351Christ, miracles
2372Christ, victory
2540Christ, genealogy
2590Christ, triumphal entry
5100Melchizedek

Bible Gateway Recommendations