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

  1. Natasya Kusumaputri says:

    Once again, He reminded us that His promises are Yes and Amen.

  2. Shonda Thomas says:

    I seek the kingdom of God!! ❤️

  3. Jessica Williamston says:

    Although in this life, there is a guarantee I’ll experience a share of suffering and uncertainty as to the exact details of every outcome. The word of God is not bound by any negative mindsets but alive and strong. My hope is not in what I see presently but in the promise of His word. I can choose to remember gratefulness and faith will bless me.

  4. Myra Pervez says:

    a great reminder of his everlasting

  5. Taylor says:

    Diana thank you so much for your advice and encouragement! I’m catching up on Friday-Sunday’s devotions. I definitely agree that when it comes to the concept of spending eternity in heaven, it’s just going to be one of those things that is that is “too wonderful for me” as the Psalmist describes. After reading your comment, I think when I describe my fear it is the fear of the Lord (the good fear). It is a fear I feel in the pit of my stomach that draws me to pray, seek Him, and acknowledge that He is so much greater than I can fathom rather than run away or doubt Him. I also think my fear about eternity sometimes comes from a doubt as to whether or not I am truly saved – which I know is a lie from Satan which I have to speak out against and speak Truth to myself in those situations. Again so thankful for your thoughts and prayers on this topic as we seek Him together each day here at SRT <3

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