Advent Devotion - Friday, December 22

 

-- from Max Shokrollahzadeh

Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

2 Samuel 6:12-19

Hebrews 1:5-14

“I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant, ‘I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.’” Psalm 89: 2-4. Today’s passages gave us a beautiful reminder about God’s faithfulness. He was faithful in establishing David’s line, but also in establishing the throne of Christ.

The psalmist talks about the anointing of David and the sustenance and strength that God will grant him. God will strike his foes down and the enemy will not deceive him. The psalmist also writes that God’s faithful love will be with him. I find this so beautiful because it is a reminder to us that God’s love is steadfast. He grants us strength and also sustains us.

Through this blessing that God grants David, we also are able to see David's obedience to him. It is wonderful to see the joy of David in front of the ark of the covenant and reading about how he danced before it. It should also be known that the dancing that David does before God is not mentioned in the rest of scripture. This is a truly beautiful image of a man being completely enraptured in worship with his maker. David’s dance of joy is reminiscent of Adam and Eve before the fall of creation and how they were able to worship God in the Garden.

However, for all of David’s great attributes he is by no means the perfect man. What God began in David, he made perfect through the man of Jesus Christ. The author of Hebrews supports this by referring to Jesus as being superior to angels. Again we see the mentioning of God’s anointing and his steadfastness. That though the earth will perish, God will still remain. These are all things that God says about his son, Jesus. He will be everlasting and given the anointing of joy. He will be our king and his rule will last forever as it was established by David. Oh come let us adore him for he is our Lord!

Sincerely,

Max Shokrollahzadeh