As we continued our series, “Name Above All Names,” this past weekend at Eastbrook Church, I looked at one of Jesus’ most revered titles: Son of God. With roots in the promises to Abraham and David, Jesus’ identity as the Son of God stretches all the way before Creation and speaks of His unique relationship with God the Father and way of living upon earth.
Last week, I wrote two posts tracing the slow decline of King Saul (The Pathway to Slow Decline part 1 | part 2). In one way, those posts seemed to convey inevitability in Saul’s life that could be depressing. Today, I wanted to offer a contrast to Saul’s decline by looking at David’s rise focusing on 2 Samuel 7.
By the time we meet David in 2 Samuel 7, he is installed as the king of Judah and Israel and “was settled in his place and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him” (2 Samuel 7:1). He is at peace after a tumultuous number of years through Saul’s reign and immediately after Saul’s death.
Realization of God’s Grace
The first thing we notice about David is that he Read More »