The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: “One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne. (Psalm 132:11)
When we read chapters like this one in the psalms, it’s a fresh reminder that the Bible is not a book about us. It’s about Jesus. When humanity rebelled against God, He promised a savior who would come through the human line (Genesis 3:15). Later it was revealed that this savior would come through Abraham’s descendants and be from the kingly line of David. As the Old Testament story unfolds, the question whispered in the background of every story is, “Has the promised Savior arrived?”
The one whom the Old Testament saints anticipated, we know by name. Jesus, the Savior of the world. This psalm anticipates King Jesus who will rule in strength and defeat all His enemies (v17-18). This truth alone is fascinating. But to add to it, for us who have aligned with King Jesus, we too will rule His creation along with Him when He returns (Romans 8:17). So when we read the Bible, let’s remember that this book is primarily about Him and thank Him for brining us into His story to play a part in it.