Todays readings.. 2 Samuel 7, Jeremiah 12, Matthew 23
Today’s 7th chapter of 2nd Samuel is remarkable –– it inspires us in many ways. We see how God’s promise to him – originally inspired David. It starts by describing God’s reaction to David’s desire to build a house, a Temple, for God to dwell in; it seems the Tabernacle was close to being worn out, it had served its’ purpose. Nathan the prophet is told, “Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: Would you build me a house to dwell in?” [v.5]
The next 10 verses are food for much thought and meditation – climaxing in v.16, when David is told, “And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.'”
The humility of David’s response, in reaction to this incredible promise is remarkable; he “went in and sat before the LORD” [v.18], obviously in the Tabernacle; he prays, “Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord GOD. You have spoken also of your servant’s house for a great while to come” – adding “and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord GOD!”
Let us see how this “instruction” is for us! We begin by noting how often Jesus is called “the Son of David”! It occurs 10 times alone in the Gospel of Matthew we are currently reading! In ch. 21 we read of Jesus entering Jerusalem “and the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” [v.9]. It will be through Jesus that God’s “name is “magnified for ever.” The word “name” of course is used in the sense of ‘reputation.’
Let us finish our thoughts by mediating on more of what we read in 2 Samuel – of what David said in his prayer. ”O LORD God, confirm forever the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house” [v.25] David then prays, “And your name will be magnified forever.”
David’s prayer concludes, “with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.” As those trying to be the latter day servants we pray we will very soon see God’s word confirmed and we will be wondrously blessed to witness God’s “name being “magnified for ever.”
Christadelphianvideo.org exists to serve the brotherhood in providing both preaching and Study material in video and other forms to assist in the proclamation efforts of individuals and Ecclesias alike and also as a preaching tool in itself.
This website was set up to assist in this endeavour and our aim is to Declare the God of Israel to those who are seeking the truth about the Human condition and the message of salvation found within the pages of scripture (the Bible).
We are a group of Baptised Christadelphians from all over the world who volunteer their God given time and resources to this cause.
Follow us on our dedicated Facebook page (click Images)
Or our website http://bibletruthandprophecy.com/
If you would like to subscribe to our channel, once you have clicked ‘Subscribe’ make sure you click the cog next to the subscribe button and select ‘Send me all notifications for this channel’
Download our ‘Free’ Bible APP – ‘KeyToThe Bible’ for i-phone or Android
Features: Bible, Personal Journal, Reading Plan, Video On Demand KeyToTheBible was created by Christadelphians for everyone to learn about God’s message. Our beliefs are based wholly on the Bible, we regard the Bible as inspired by God and without error in its original form.
For more information on the Christadelphians
Two world renown Archaeologists Dr Steven Collins and Christadelphian, Dr Leen Ritmeyer, collaborate and feature heavily in this excellent box set of studies. Bro Jonathan Bowen presents this informative series which includes material personally collected from his guided tour of the Bible lands, Led by the aforementioned Archaeologists, just a few years ago.
The latest Tweets from ChristadelphianVideo (@Christadelph). Bible Truth & Prophecy https://t.co/WOKMXNMbom. England, United Kingdom
The Christadelphian Office
Free Online courses and instruction on important bible topics concerning Salvation, God, Jesus Christ and his coming kingdom on earth
Read a variety of booklets on-line concerning various key Bible subjects.
508 Followers, 680 Following, 103 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from ChristadelphianVideo.org (@christadelphianvideo)