Luke 13133 hughes and laney 2001113 mosaic law and

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David’s descendants (cf. Luke 1:31–33), Hughes and Laney (2001:113). Mosaic Law and the temple A good king would be responsible to lead the people of the nation to maintain temple worship, keeping the Mosaic laws and guiding the people into blessings. Under a good king, there was a good nation. But as history shows, most of the kings were bad and ultimately led the people away from God’s blessings, Hughes and Laney (2001:113). Permanet loving-kindness Within the covenant with David, God promised not to take away His loving- kindness as He had taken it away from Saul (2 Sam. 7:15). The most important part of the Davidic covenant is in 2 Samuel 7:14-15, David’s son would be the Son of God (7:14) – this illustrates Jesus. This loving-kindness is the seal of God’s commitment to David’s line and its ultimate victorious kingdom. God withdrew His loving-kindness, the special anointing of his Spirit for kingship, from Saul because he sinned. But even though David and his descendants might sin, God would still be committed to them. The question we ask is, why was David allowed to sin far more badly than Saul ever did? The answer is simple; God was committed to bring a Ruler for Israel and the world, through His promises to 7
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ReadGHL_Historical Books David. Only one Son of David would be sinless – Jesus the King, to whom all the Davidic promised pointed, Hughes and Laney (2001:113 -114). The Hope for the Messiah The book of Samuel illustrates hope for a King to rule the world. The point of the book is that God alone is good and powerful, enough to bring Jesus into this world to rule, the King of His choice. Miraculously David recognised this wonderful gift and eternal promise as he praised God (2 Samuel 7:18 -29). This promised was for a worldwide outpouring of blessing mediated by a future King of Israel, and not just for a line of earthly kings. The kings of Israel failed, but Jesus was perfect, Hughes and Laney (2001:114 -115). Conclusion Within this assignment I mentioned the introductory issues on the books 1-2 Samuel, also I discussed the authorship, date and the unity on these books. I summarised the major outline and principles within these books into a story for children, which explain what happened and what can be learned from it. Thereafter I discussed the Covenant God made with David; both the political history and its significance for Israel’s earthly kings, and what hope were within God’s promise – bearing in mind the Messiah. 8
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ReadGHL_Historical Books Assignment 6 6.1 What was Solomon’s greatest concern when he became king? Being the best he could be, being the king. I suppose fulfilling David’s instructions, was also of his concern. (1) Solomon has to exercise his ability to make good decisions and to be firm in carrying these out. Emphasis is on strength of character. (2) Solomon must show himself a man; as God’s image bearer. (3) Solomon must obey the Lord. (4) Solomon must watch how he lives and walk faithfully as the Lord expects, for in that way his promise that one of David’s descendants will always be on the throne will be fulfilled, (2 Sam. 7:12–14). Van Groningen (1996).
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