Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the three-year lectionary.
Our reading from Acts 2:22-36 points to the promise of God about a Davidic king. God had promised to King David that He would provide a king to be on the throne forever. Yet David and all the following kings of Israel and Judah reigned and died. At many times there was no recognized king at all.
This promise of God was fulfilled in Jesus, God the Son. He was of the line of David. Though he had no earthly throne, and though the crown he wore was a crown of thorns, in his ascension he showed himself to the the king. He is victorious over death, the final enemy we face. He lives eternally. He was taken up to heaven, where he is seated on an eternal throne. He exercises his reign over all the nations of the earth, over governments and kings.
Jesus is indeed the eternal king on David’s throne. As we approach this Trinity Sunday, we give thanks that Jesus, God the Son, is the king for each of us who believe. This is our hope in this life and in eternity.
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