Oct 25, 2018
David was a shepherd who became a king. But even as the God-appointed sovereign over the nation of Israel, David’s role was remained primarily that of a shepherd. He was to care for and protect the sheep of God’s flock. And according to Psalm 78:72, he did his job well. “With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.” But, as we come to the end of David’s long and action-packed life, we are going to see that his reign had a time limit. His days on earth were going to run out. But the promises God made to David would not. He would be faithful to place a descendant of David on his throne who would rule and reign forever. There was going to come another ruler from the lineage of David, who would also be a Shepherd King. He would prove to be the fulfillment of God’s covenant promise. And while He does not currently sit on the throne of David in Jerusalem, one day He will. And He will prove to be a just and righteous king.