Summary of 2 Samuel 7:25-29:
David prays for God to do as He promises for His name and bless his house forever.
Summary of 1 Chronicles 17:23-27:
Same as above.
Summary of Psalm 89:19-37:
This sums up what God has done: chosen and anointed David as king over God’s people, protected David and struck down his enemies, God will be with him and establish his line forever, God will punish David’s sons but not remove His love nor faithfulness, God will not break His covenant with David, and David’s line will endure forever.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1: Lesson 18, Day 5: 2 Samuel 7:25-29; 1 Chronicles 17:23-27; Psalm 89:19-37:
12) The definition of covenant is: “usually a formal, solemn, and binding agreement; compact. A written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of an action.” God’s covenant with David is unconditional. God promises to never take away His love despite any sin that may occur. He doesn’t ask David to do anything in return. He merely picked David and promised Him
13) Part personal Question. My answer: David is praying based off God’s promise to Him. God encourages prayer through both our valleys and our mountains. We thank Him for good in our life and ask for help when we need it.
14) God will not take away His love nor His covenant from David if David sins. There is no repercussions or warnings to God’s covenant promise to David. God promises out of His love for David.
15) Part personal Question. My answer: God keeps His promises, never betrays His faithfulness, does not lie, and His love will be with David forever. He mentions how David calls him “His Father, God, Rock my Savior.” Knowing God does not take away His love despite my sins is a great comfort to me.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1 Lesson 18, Day 5: 2 Samuel 7:25-29; 1 Chronicles 17:23-27; Psalm 89:19-37:
Knowing God’s love is unconditional and no matter what stupid things we do and sins we commit, He forgives us and still loves us is huge in my faith and very encouraging. Praying with David’s heart is a prayer of mine as well.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1 Lesson 18, Day 5: 2 Samuel 7:25-29; 1 Chronicles 17:23-27; Psalm 89:19-37:
Commentary 2 Samuel 7:25-29 & 1 Chronicles 17:23-27:
David prayed from the heart.
Commentary Psalm 89:19-37:
Spurgeon thought the holy one in this context was Nathan the Prophet, not David. “The holy one here may be either David or Nathan the prophet, but most probably the latter, for it was to him that the word of the Lord came by night (2 Samuel 7:4-5).” (Spurgeon)
One chosen from the people describes Jesus:
- Jesus was extracted from the people.
- Jesus was elected among the people.
- Jesus was exalted above the people.
What are the blessings God placed upon David?
In this section of the Psalm, God described the many blessings He placed upon David, the man after His heart (1 Samuel 13:14):
- The blessing of help (I have given help)
- The blessing of exaltation (I have exalted)
- The blessing of election (one chosen from the people)
- The blessing of anointing (I have anointed him)
- The blessing of security (with whom My hand shall be established)
- The blessing of God’s own strength (My arm shall strengthen him)
- The blessing of protection (the enemy shall not outwit him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him)
- The blessing of vindication (I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague those who hate him)
- The blessing of ongoing faithfulness and mercy (My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him)
- The blessing of exalted strength (in My name his horn shall be exalted).
“David was never overthrown; he finally conquered every foe that rose up against him. Saul’s persecution, Absalom’s revolt, Sheba’s conspiracy, and the struggle made by the partisans of the house of Saul after his death only tended to call forth David’s skill, courage, and prowess, and to seat him more firmly on his throne.” (Clarke)
“First-born is not always to be understood literally in Scripture. It often signifies simply a well-beloved, or best-beloved son; one preferred to all the rest, and distinguished by some eminent prerogative. Thus God calls Israel his son, his first-born, Exodus 4:22.” (Clarke)
With Jesus the covenant is ratified both by blood of sacrifice and by oath of God (Spurgeon).
All of those in David’s royal line had some part of this Davidic covenant. Some of these were disobedient kings, and God had to bring considerable correction to both the kings and the kingdom.
As described in the Davidic covenant, Yahweh would never completely take His hesed, His covenant love, from the house of David (2 Samuel 7:14-16). Yahweh would remain faithful to His covenant and His word.