Some of King David’s final words are recorded in 2 Samuel 23:1-7. In this passage he acknowledges God’s “eternal covenant” that had not yet been fulfilled–a Messianic prophecy about Jesus, coming from David’s seed, Who would rule for eternity. David was certain that God would keep His word. Hence, these questions of confidence:
Is not my house right with God?
Has He not made with me an everlasting covenant?
Will He not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire?
Shortly after David uttered these words, he died. But he rested in peace, knowing even though he wouldn’t live to see the fulfillment of the Lord’s promise, it would happen because God said it would.
- What promise has God given you that is yet to be fulfilled?
- If you died today, could you die trusting that the Lord will keep His word–even if you don’t see the fulfillment in this life?