"And now, O Lord God, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this good thing to Your servant." - 2 Samuel 7:28
This is the conclusion of David’s grateful prayer after God declared wonderful promises over him at the beginning of his kingdom. David was very much aware of his own weaknesses and limitations, but God had sent the prophet Nathan to proclaim that there would be an everlasting Kingdom ruled over by David and his descendants after him forever.
Of course, a descendant of David still rules over the people of God and always will; Jesus is the Son of David! God’s promise to David was not just a temporal kingdom but a promise that the Messiah, the Savior, would come from David’s line and David understood this, too.
David, overwhelmed and humbled by this revelation, got on his knees before God and expressed his amazement at the promise. He expressed amazement but he didn’t express doubt. He said, “You are God, and Your Words are true, and You have promised this good thing to Your servant.” David was saying, “I can’t understand this but I know that it’s true!”
Do you have a promise from God that seems too wonderful to be true? Do you read the promises of His Word and think, “Well, that’s wonderful but it can’t possibly be for someone like me?”
Think about it. If the Bible says that the promise is for you, then you can count on it because He is God and His Word is true. God doesn’t lie and He doesn’t mess around with His Word. He has bound Himself to it.
You can trust Him. Hang on to that promise and proceed on the assumption that He will bring it to pass. Build your life on it, because it’s true.
Lord God, I know that Your Word is true and that You keep Your promises. Forgive the weakness of my faith, and show me how to build on the assumption that Your promise to me will come to pass. I trust You, Lord Jesus. Amen.
Pastor Dan Giles