Read 99.) II Samuel 6:20 thru 7:29, 22:1-51: Psalms 18 & 16, and I Chronicles 17:1 thru 27. David was the one said to be “a man after God’s own heart,” I Sam.13:14. There’s not been a man like David before now, in our story. His life is worth deep study, and much emulation. As a result of his incredible love for the Lord, God had a very special favor to bestow upon David. We learn of it here. From 7:1, we find that God gave David rest from all his enemies and cause for the Psalm of 22:1-51, and Psalm 18. It was at this time, David had in mind to build a great house in Jerusalem unto the Lord. 7:2 thru 17 are amazing! God is saying here, going back and forth, between the One who will be Messiah, and the one who will succeed David as king of Israel, Solomon; that He will build him a house; establishing for David an eternal dynasty, by One Who would one day rule forever! This is the 6th promise and prophecy of Messiah! The 1st was Genesis 3:15, that Messiah would be a human man. The 2nd was Genesis 12:3, that Messiah would come through Abraham. The 3rd was Genesis 49:10, that Messiah would be a ruler come through Judah. The 4th was in Numbers 24:17, that He would rule over the surrounding nations. The 5th was in Deuteronomy 18:15-19, that He would be a prophet like unto Moses, speaking all the Word of God. We have reason to believe that Israel finally came to understand these first 5 promises as related to the One Who would be God’s Messiah by 1100 BC because of first mention of Him twice, in I Samuel 2:10+35, before Israel ever even had a king.
Now, here, in II Samuel 7, we have a 6th clue; that Messiah would come through David, and that His throne would be an everlasting one! The rest of chapter 7 expresses David’s gratitude. Drink it in! From out of deepest awe, David gives thanks and praise unto the Lord! He does so, first, in great humility. Then, he recounts their history, through the fulfillment of God’s first 3 Promises and Prophecies about them, in verses 22-24. He made them a people. He redeemed them from out of Egypt; and He gave them a Promised Land! And, David expresses great faith, in that he believes and is fully convinced of the Lord’s promise unto him in verses 25-29. From this occasion, it is believed that Psalm 16 arose, as it is here that, from Psalm 16, verse 10, we learn that David acknowledged that Messiah would never see decay in death! The I Chronicles 17 record recounts the same from II Samuel 7. Messiah… It’s what the Book is all about! Got Messiah?
Harold F Crowell