Tracing The Covenant People – ‘From Solomon To The Christ’
AS WE FOLLOW THE EVENTS IN THE LIVES OF THESE COVENANT PEOPLE, COMPARING THE BOOK, “One Man’s Destiny” with the scriptures, we find thus, this continuing story, David, the man after YAHWEH’S own heart is getting ready to turn the reigns of the Kingdom over to his son Solomon, who will build the Temple for YAHWEH.
The appointment, the coronation, the celebration, the dedication of the contribution for the temple were all the work of David (I Chron: 28-29). David is recorded as saying in his final dedicator prayer: “Blessed be thou LORD GOD of Israel, our Father, for ever and ever. Thine O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the Glory, and the Victory, and the Majesty. For all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the Kingdom, O LORD. And thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come from thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might, and in thine hand it is to make great,and to give strength to all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy Glorious name.
But who am I, and what is my people that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort. For all things come from thee, and thine own have we given thee. For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners , as were all our fathers; our days on earth are as a shadow , and there is none abiding , Oh LORD our God , all this store that we have prepared to build thee a house for thy Holy Name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own. I know also my God that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness, a for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
Oh, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and all Israel, our fathers keep this forever in the imagination , of the thoughts , and in the hearts of thy people. And prepare their hearts unto thee; and give unto Solomon, my son, a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all theses things , and to build the palace, for which I have made provisions. (II Chronicles 29)
Thus David prayed and the people then came and worshiped their LORD and King. Then they put Solomon on the throne of the LORD instead of David his father, and all Israel obeyed him. David then died in a good old age, and his son Solomon reigned in his stead, and you will note particularly here that it is the LORD’S THRONE upon which Solomon sat.