Day 4

I Will Give You an Everlasting Kingdom

from the Promises of God reading plan


2 Samuel 7:4-17, Isaiah 9:2-7, Isaiah 11:1-9, Daniel 7:14, Matthew 4:12-17, Revelation 11:15-17, 2 Timothy 2:8-13

BY She Reads Truth

In Jesus’s day, it was in the air—a collective desire that nearly everyone in Judea and Galilee felt. A thousand years had passed since God had made a promise to David, and it was the sort of promise that was only held onto because it had come from God Himself: “Your house and kingdom will endure before me forever, and your throne will be established forever” (2Samuel 7:16).

It certainly didn’t look like one of David’s descendants was poised to resurrect his father’s kingdom any time soon. Rome held the land and its people tightly. In fact, it was treason to speak of another king besides Caesar. Yet when Jesus began His public ministry, the coming kingdom was central to His message—only Jesus spoke of the kingdom as belonging not merely to David, but to God.

Jesus is the King who sits on David’s throne, but more than that, He sits at the right hand of the Father. And His kingdom is not limited to the land of Israel; it spreads across the whole earth as the gospel is preached and received, until one day when it will be said, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ” (Revelation 11:15).

Those of us who know Jesus as Lord also know the kingdom as the home we long for. In Christ, we are now its citizens (Philippians 3:20), and when He returns, we will reign with Him (2Timothy 2:12). Until that day comes, we join with David and every other faithful soul throughout history who has ached with longing for the promised kingdom.

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102 thoughts on "I Will Give You an Everlasting Kingdom"

  1. Heather Crawford says:

    Even 2yrs later, these words are still relevant! I constantly find myself trying to play God and make my own plans instead of surrendering my plans and desires to Him. Sometimes I think I’m trying to build my own little kingdom here on earth. Actually, I am. Fail. Being in relationship with God is so important. As I continue to spend time with Him and in His word, the direction will come with wisdom.

  2. Allison Sherwood says:

    As Christian’s we get to join the communal ache of generations that long for our Kingdom in Heaven. Wow; what a beautiful picture!

  3. Ashley Cesare says:

    So so blessed to serve an almighty king! Not one who is greedy or turns his back when I fail. A king who calls me friend, his daughter. A king who wants me to be a part of his kingdom and longs to get to know me. A king who forgives me of my wrongdoing and loves me unconditionally! Just too good!

  4. Poppy Waskett says:

    God is not slow in keeping his promises as we understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting any of you to perish but everyone to come to repentance.
    I have been processing moving house and do not get have a place. The battleground is mainly in my faith am I learning to let God lead me and am I trusting God? Praise the Lord he is faithful. He knows what we need and I stand on his promise of everlasting kingdom, counsellor and prince of peace today.

  5. Poppy Waskett says:

    God is not slow in keeping his promises as we understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting any of you to perish but everyone to come to repentance.

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