The Davidic Covenant Fulfilled

Psalm 132:11, 12; 16:10

Act 2:29-32

[11] The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: "One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.

[12] If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall sit on your throne."

[10] For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

[29] "Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.

[30] Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne,

[31]  he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.

[32]  This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.

[33]  Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.

 

God’s promise to David:

“One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.”

God’s promise kept!

“Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.”

Peter views Christ’s resurrection to eternal life as the consummation of David’s spiritual kingdom in which Christ is king forever. He places the emphasis not on David, the composer of the psalm, but on Christ, who has fulfilled its words. Moreover, Peter asserts that the evidence for his observation is irrefutable. –Hendriksen on Acts 2:30, 31

"Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. – Rev. 19:6

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