“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,
“‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”’
Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
by: Paula Davis.
The oath God made to David that one of his heirs would always sit on the throne extended through the generations to Jesus. Genealogies in both Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospels show that Jesus’ line to David can be traced through both earthly parents. Jesus was the eternal heir and the One who sits at the right hand of God. What great reassurance we can find in this prophetic fulfillment. From a human perspective, it may not look like we expected or what we had set our hearts on. But God’s plan is always better than what we can dream up. We gain confidence in knowing that God always keeps His promises and that His plans do not change.