We approach this passage amid our study of the Book of Hebrews. Hebrews 1:5 quotes a central verse from this passage:
“I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to me a son”?
— 2 Samuel 7:14
In context, God is making a covenant with David. David wants to make God a beautiful temple, but God tells David that he should not. Then God lays out a counteroffer of sorts: a covenant of eternal blessing for Israel and an eternal line on the throne.
The Covenant with David
The Davidic covenant is central to the promise of scripture. Weinfeld, in his article “The Covenant of Grant in the Old Testament and in the Ancient Near East,” tells us that there are two types of covenants in the ancient near east: treaties and royal grants. This covenant, he argues, is like a royal grant...
Christianity Is True ✝️
This session from the inaugural Capturing Christianity Conference was outstanding. It’s an easy-to-understand walkthrough of evidence that the universe is not an accident, but is purposefully designed.