5 Minute Devotional: God Made a Covenant with David (2 Samuel 7)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents,

We continue the big story of the Bible this week with David recognizing that he was living in a wood-paneled palace while the ark was still in a tent. David wanted to build a temple for God, but God did not want David to build it. Instead, God told David that his son would build the temple. He made a covenant with David and promised that every future king of Israel would come from David’s family. God kept His promise by sending His Son, Jesus, to be one of David’s descendants. Jesus is our King who will never die; He will rule over God’s people forever.

(3 minutes) READ 2 Samuel 7

Help your kids see that God’s promise to David to provide Jesus can be traced all the way back to God’s promise to Adam and Eve and Abraham in Genesis. Remind them that God had promised from the beginning that He was going to provide a Rescuer to break the power of sin and death and that the Rescuer is Jesus.

(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who is our King? Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world.

Sojourn Kids North Star Catechism: What is the gospel of the kingdom? The good news that we can have life with God under the rule of God.

Memory Verse: Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.

(1 minute) PRAY and thank God for keeping his promise by sending Jesus.

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