6/8 1 Chronicles 17:13-14

13 I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you, 14 but I will confirm him in my house and in my kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever.'"

The author of Hebrews teaches us that this prophecy is about Jesus. This was the prophecy that Nathan gave to David when David desired to build a house for the Ark of the Covenant. God responded by promising to build a house for David, that is, He was telling David one of His descendants would reign forever. This descendant would be obedient to God, unlike King Saul. God will never have to remove His love from Jesus because of sin.

The house and kingdom are the people of God whom Jesus, also known as the son of David and Son of God, will reign over. His kingdom will never end, for we are given eternal life. We will forever gladly yield ourselves to His beneficent reign. The cycle we have seen, of Israel sinning and being judged, will be no more. That is because God will perfect us so that we no longer are deceived by sin.

What a glorious day that will be! We enter it now when we yield ourselves to the will of God. That is when we experience His peace and blessing on our lives. That peace and the presence of the Holy Spirit within is a deposit guaranteeing what will be when this prophecy comes to its fullness (Ephesians 1:13-14).

Consider: Are you experiencing the reign of the Son of God over your life?