Old Testament & Jesus
I have recently subscribed to the brilliant RSS edition of the ESV One Year Bible. In the last few days there have been a couple of OT passages alluding to Jesus. I thought I might share (non-exhaustively) what was said about Jesus in each passage:
- 1 Chronicles 16:37-18:17:God is speaking to Nathan the prophet the night David shows an interest to building God a majestic and permanent dwelling place - a Temple. God tells Nathan ("Thus says the LORD of hosts...") to tell His "servant David" that he will not build a Temple for Him. In the ensuing directive, God states that he will "raise up (David's) offspring, one of (David's) sons". This son will have the following distinctive marks: will build a house for God, will have a perpetual kingship, characterised bypeace and not bloodshed, he will be God's son and God his father, God will show him unfailing, unfaltering love (cf. to King Saul) and his kingdom is God's kingdom - heaven. Can all of these characteristics be attributable to King Solomon (or any other kingly offspring of David)?