David is one of the more well-known types of Christ. Thus Jesus is our greater David.
David was a man after God’s heart. Jesus was God’s heart.
David was anointed by Samuel. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit.
David was king of Israel. Jesus is King of the Universe.
David’s throne was in Mount Zion, in Jerusalem. Jesus’ throne is in Mount Zion, in the heavenly Jerusalem.
David was zealous for God. Jesus’ zeal for God consumed Him.
David sought to build God a house. Jesus built God a house.
There were challenges to David’s rule. Such challenges always failed. There are challenges to Jesus’ rule. Such challenges will always fail.
David took his lineage from Abraham seriously. Jesus took His lineage from David seriously. And from Abraham as well.
Messiah was descended from David but also would be David’s lord – a riddle which Jesus loved to pose to His rabbinical antagonists.
David was not just a type of Christ, he was a physical ancestor of Christ. Everyone expected Israel’s Messiah to be reminiscent of David. The crucifixion was thus a stumbling block, but the resurrection surpassed all expectations – and solved the riddle.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.