Meditations in the Psalms
This portion of the psalm is filled with Messianic prophecy. The passage refers to the promise of God to David that “of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.” Mary, the mother of Jesus, was in the line of David through his son, Nathan. The prophecy was fulfilled through the virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23), and the curse on the line of Solomon (Jeremiah 22:28-30) was avoided. When Joseph married Mary after the birth of Jesus, Jesus was adopted, and became the legal heir to the throne of David through his son, Solomon, whose direct descendant was Joseph. God kept His promise to David, and He will keep all His promises to us.
- The prayer for the Lord to respond – verse 8
- The priests who are to be clothed – verse 9
- The plea in behalf of God’s promise to King David – verse 10
- The promise to king David – verse 11
- The prerequisite for His children – verse 12
God’s promise to David is unconditional and is rooted in the coming of the Messiah, the Son of David, Who will sit on the throne of His father, David, and rule the world!
Verse for Meditation
Verse 11 – “The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; He will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.”
“I rejoice in Your promise, O Lord, that You will bring the Son of David to rule the world!”