The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses
2 Samuel 7:12-13…King David
Colossians 1:28-29 is the goal in our preaching.
“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.”
Seeing God at work in the whole bible will build your faith in him.
God created a kingdom, and he is the king, but he made human beings to represent him in that kingdom. Adam and Eve rejected this call, which led to sin and death. But God promised to defeat the Serpent through the offspring of the woman, who is also the offspring of Abraham. Through Abraham’s family, and specifically Judah’s royal offspring, David, the covenant blessings would come to the world. Because all people were guilty and deserved death, the sacrifices of the Mosaic Law revealed more clearly their need for a substitute.
David is, perhaps, the clearest “type” pointing to Jesus in the bible (as a dead end and a bridge).
What do we see in the life of David? How does it point us to Jesus?
2 Samuel 7:1-13
David loves God, and God loves David…There is a special relationship David has with God. 1-3 (David is a bridge to take us to Jesus)
- God the Father loves the Son, and the Son loves the Father in obedience.
Good News Point: The Father’s love for the Son, and the Son’s obedient love for the Father leads to God’s love being poured out to man as Jesus goes to the cross to take the Father’s wrath for us.
David obeys God here, but he falters later. 4-13 (David is a dead end to cause us to look for the one who will not be a dead end)
- Jesus perfectly obeys the Father.
John 5:19 “So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.”
Good News Point: Jesus obedience not only purchases our salvation, but he obedience also gets imputed to us.
God promises David a forever kingdom. 13 (David is a bridge to take us to Jesus)
- The genealogy of Matthew points us to the faithfulness of God to take us to Jesus, who is the Christ, the Serpent crusher. Matthew 1:2-16…Note how David is just a name among the long line of faithfulness of God to man to bring us the eternal Son of God.
Good News Point: Luke 1:32-33 (ESV) 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
David is a prophet. (Bridge)
David penned inspired Psalms that reveal God’s word to us.
David is a priest. (Bridge)
1 Samuel 23, David wore the “ephod” and communicated with God to know his purpose for himself and the people. 2 Samuel 6, wearing the “ephod” he danced before the Lord as representing the people before the Ark of the Lord.
David is a king. (Bridge)
David was given a kingdom to rule over and people to lead.
Good News Points:
Jesus, the better David, is the Prophet – Jesus tells us God’s words. John 17
Jesus, the better David, is the Priest – Jesus goes in to the holy place and offers himself before God for us and represents us before God forever.
Jesus, the better David, is the King – Jesus has been given a kingdom, and he will return not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
David kills the enemy of God’s people, Goliath, who threatens the people with death and slavery.
David’s showdown with Goliath shows the faithfulness of God to save his people as he keeps his covenant with Abraham.
Good News Point: Jesus, the better David, kills the enemy of God’s people, death and slavery to sin by death, and seals the covenant he made with Abraham by his own blood.
Jesus is the giant crusher to whom David points!!!
How do we obey?
- Hope in God.
Hope: The belief and feeling that everything will work out for God’s glory and our good and he will never sacrifice one for the other.
Romans 15:4 “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
The way God worked in people’s lives in the bible to point all of history to Jesus is how he works in your life today.
- Exercise your faith.
Faith in God is our ground for hope.
If this is how God is working in the world, then we have not excuse for letting out faith in God dry up on the vine.
Expect the kingdom, go seek after the kingdom, and be willing to give up the inferior for the superior.
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
Faith is not acting foolish. Faith is reasoned trust in God. Faith is not rejecting provision for some perceived other way.
Faith is acting on God’s word in application to your life as you walk with the Spirit in covenant relationship with the local church.
- Become a living sacrifice, which is your spiritual worship.
Lay your life down for the sake of the kingdom.
Lay your preferences down for the sake of the kingdom in others.
Be a worshiper in song.