A Short Summary On The Davidic Covenant

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2. The Davidic Covenant

Because David was a man after God’s own heart, he found favour in the sight of God. God took him from following sheep and wearing a sheep coat and made him a ruler over His people Israel. The greatest of blessings David ever enjoyed as part of God’s favour upon his life was when God declared,

“I have made a covenant with My chosen. I have sw0rn to David my servant, I will establish your seed forever, and build your throne to all generations…Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David” (2 Samuel 7:13, 16).

Granted, the prophetic promise of a kingdom and a throne was given to the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10). But to think of David’s house singled out of the tribe of Judah and accorded a privilege of
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Had Israel remained faithful in keeping the terms of this covenant as God wished, she would have succeeded in fulfilling her moral mission of leading all the nations of the world into worship to the One Creator God!
Unfortunately, Israel went a whoremongering after false gods, broke God’s covenant and desecrated His sacred statutes. But because of the unconditional nature of this covenant, which the Apostle Paul paraphrased in this manner, “God’s gifts – which speaks of covenant promises and; His calling – which speaks of the national election of Israel - are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29).

The Apostle Paul who was given to understand the mystery of Israel, revealed it
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But, due to their unbelief they were cut off so that God could provoke them to jealousy.

Instead, gentiles (referred to in this passage as the wild olives) were grafted in to draw from the rich nutrients of the Abrahamic covenant. Hence, the Apostle Paul assured the believing Galatians,

“And if ye [be] Christ’s (by your faith in His redemptive work of the cross), then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29; Author’s
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