A King forever
God in heaven, help me to live ever mindful of the King I serve and to whose kingdom I belong.
Read 2 Samuel 7:11b-12, 16
11b “‘The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you: 12 When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. 16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.’”
The family that God promised to Abraham long ago had grown into a nation. God made David king for that nation. He made an important promise to David—that his own offspring would also be king and that his family would rule forever. David could not possibly know how very big and important that promise was or the nature of the King and Kingdom that was coming!