Day 213 – August 1, 2021
Scriptures: 1 Chronicles 22, Luke 20
Solomon will one day build the temple of the Lord. While this was never God’s intentions, David’s son is commissioned and blessed to do it. God honors David’s best intentions.
Sometime later, the Messiah will be called David’s Son.
The long and storied tradition of the Israelites into the early 1st century left the Israelites were looking for the Son of David to restore the kingdom to its former glory and splendor. This eager expectation is alluded to in the Gospel of Luke, and it is promises are found, in part, in 1 Chronicles 22.
“He is the one who will build a house for my Name. He will be my son, and I will be his father. And I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.’” (1 Chronicles 22:10, TNIV)
The Kingdom that Jesus will come to establish is not only as one who is a son of David, but in addition to, He is the Son of God. Jesus can claim both as true. He is a son of David, and he is the Son of God.
Thus, the Kingdom Jesus brings is greater than Israel, greater than the Roman empire, it is an eternal kingdom, with an eternal king. Jesus the Son of David, and Son of God.
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.