“Moreover I declare to you that the LORD will build you a house. When your days are fulfilled to go to be with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be a father to him, and she shall be a son to me. I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you, but I will confirm him in my house and in my kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever.” 1 Chronicles 17:10c-15
The prophet Nathan speaks to David the words God instructed him to say. What a wonderfully powerful promise and covenant. God declares that He will build, raise up, and establish forever David’s dynasty. For sure it is God’s work, not David’s that will make this happen. Of course David receives this news as a blessing upon himself, which it is. Also a blessing on his family forever, which it is. But he hasn’t even had the son through whom the dynasty shall be established. David has faith in God for the fulfilling of the future promise. Oh but God has so much more in mind. The relationship is already established between God the Father and God the Son, it has been before the beginning and will be forever. There will not be a reason for the Father to take from the Son his steadfast love, because the son is also God, the son is sinless, the son lives with the father in the kingdom, helped the father build, raise up and establish forever the kingdom of God. That work was ongoing then, it continues today – forever. As David later says in 1 Chronicles 17:26-27, “And now, O LORD, you are God, and you have promised this good thing to your servant; therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before you. For you, O LORD, have blessed and are blessed forever.”
Jesus, the Son of God the Father, will arrive upon earth in the form of humanity. His earthly line descends from David’s ancestry, but His Godly line is from the before the beginning and continues forever and ever. God is blessed and shares blessings with all forever. O thank the Lord that by His grace I/we are able to remain in His presence and receive his blessings!