Thursday’s Thought

His seed also will I make to endure forever and his throne as the days of heaven (Psalm 89:29).
God made this promise to King David, on the occasion when David requested the right to build the temple but God denied David’s request. God told David that his son Solomon would be the one to build the temple. God also told David that He had something far greater for David: through the bloodline of David a kingdom would be established, which would never be destroyed and a King would sit upon the throne, who will never be replaced. That promised Kingdom is the Kingdom of God, the church; and that King is the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Some 1,000 years after the promise made to David, Jesus Christ was born into the world. Jesus came into the world to live as the lamb of God and to die on the cross as the perfect sacrifice. Our Lord died on the cross, was buried in the tomb, raised from the grave and ascended into Heaven where He reigns at the right hand of God. Acts 1 records the ascension of Jesus and Acts 2 reports that ten days later the Kingdom of God (the church) was established in Jerusalem just as had been promised to David. Luke reported that for forty days, between Passover and His ascension, Jesus taught of “things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3).
God’s word was true when He made the promise to David; God’s word was true when He sent Jesus into the world; God’s word was true when Jesus taught about the Kingdom; God’s word was true when Jesus made the promise to the apostles; God’s word was true when the church was established on Pentecost in Jerusalem and God’s word remains true today. The Kingdom of God (the church) will never be destroyed and King Jesus rules over His kingdom. Let us faithfull serve our King every day.