Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 11, 2015

“There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness”

Today’s devotion comes from 2 Chronicles chapter 1.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+1&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“1 Now Solomon the son of David established himself securely over his kingdom, and the Lord his God was with him and exalted him greatly.

7 In that night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask what I shall give you.”

8 Solomon said to God, “You have dealt with my father David with great lovingkindness, and have made me king in his place.  9 Now, O Lord God, Your promise to my father David is fulfilled, for You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.  10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?”  11 God said to Solomon, “Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king, 12 wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you.  And I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings who were before you has possessed nor those who will come after you.”  13 So Solomon went from the high place which was at Gibeon, from the tent of meeting, to Jerusalem, and he reigned over Israel.”  2 Chronicles Chapter 1:  Verses 1 and 7-13.

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Other doctrine would primarily use today’s Scripture to focus on man and teach that we should request wisdom and knowledge to rule better, preach better, and teach better.

But, Reformed Doctrine uses today’s Scripture to focus on God and the One from God with perfect wisdom and knowledge Who would perfectly rule.

In other words, Solomon does not point to us, man.  But rather, Solomon points us to Christ.

“6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.”  Isaiah 9:6-7.

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