God was clear, David’s heir will occupy the throne of God’s chosen people. God keeps His word. What the psalmist may not have known–but correctly prophesied, was that the throne of Zion would be forever occupied by Jesus.
When Christ came, as the ancestor of David, it was no accident. God knew from the dawn of time that the throne was an eternal one; and, His son would occupy it. It was, however, this prophecy that caused confusion among the Jews– when Jesus came. The Jewish people were looking for a physical champion to come and lead Israel back to a place of national prominence.
God’s plan for Israel was so much higher. He was not setting up a physical throne; for a warrior king, to rule the world. Instead, he was building an alter for a Messiah–to restore the nation of priests, and bring fellowship back between God and men. He was preparing to empty Himself of Himself; so that he could make the only lasting sacrifice–to save men from themselves and their sin. Jesus was that sacrifice.
When Christ died that horrible death–it was simply to rise as the source of redemption for us all. When He rose, he defeated the final enemies of men–death and sin. Once that was completed–Paul says it best, “Then God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him a name that was above every name. So, that at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow; in heaven, on earth and below the earth; and, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord–to the Glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11.
The Lord swore an oath to David–a sure oath that He will not revoke!
God Bless You
For the sake of your servant David,
do not reject your anointed one.
11 The Lord swore an oath to David,
a sure oath he will not revoke:
“One of your own descendants
I will place on your throne.
12 If your sons keep my covenant
and the statutes I teach them,
then their sons will sit
on your throne for ever and ever.”
13 For the Lord has chosen Zion,
he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,
14 “This is my resting place for ever and ever;
here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.
15 I will bless her with abundant provisions;
her poor I will satisfy with food.
16 I will clothe her priests with salvation,
and her faithful people will ever sing for joy.
17 “Here I will make a horn[b] grow for David
and set up a lamp for my anointed one