God’s promise to establish David and his descendants on Israel’s throne for ever. It provided Israel with a basis for the hope of deliverance and restoration, and became a focus for the Messianic expectation which was fulfilled, ultimately, in Jesus Christ.
God’s covenant is inherited through obediencePs 132:11-12Though God’s promise to maintain David’s throne is unbreakable, individual descendants must continue to be faithful if they are to inherit the blessings promised to David. See also1Ki 8:25-26 pp 2Ch 6:16-17; 1Ki 9:4-5 pp 2Ch 7:17-18
God’s promise is fulfilled by grace2Ch 21:7 pp 2Ki 8:19Though particular kings may suffer God’s anger because of their sin, God’s faithfulness to the house of David as a whole, and thus to the nation of Israel, will continue. See also1Ki 11:34-36,39; 1Ki 15:4; Ps 89:30-34
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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