Eternal Consequences of Obedience
The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore. For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. (Psalm 132:11-14)
David's throne, referred to in Psalm 132:11-14 is not the literal chair on which David sat in old Jerusalem. The throne of Psalm 132 is an everlasting throne of an eternal kingdom from which one of David’s descendants would reign. The capital of that eternal kingdom will be New Jerusalem, and Jesus will be the One seated on the throne.
Governments and politicians may not acknowledge it, but in God’s eyes, Jerusalem is the capital city of the world. The New Jerusalem will be the capital city of the new heaven and new earth.
David’s throne was established forever because David found, followed, and fulfilled God’s assignment for his life. His willingness to follow and fulfill God’s will for his life not only affected the world during his lifetime but it had eternal consequences.
David applied his faith and passion as he put his heart and soul into everything God told him to do. David's earthly obedience to God's assignments had eternal consequences, and so does yours. We can look forward to the day when we celebrate together amidst the beauty of New Jerusalem together!
Practical Application – As you read about the New Jerusalem in the Bible, remind yourself that the rewards for following God's assignment for your life are not merely for this moment but also all eternity.
Psalm 122:9; Revelation 21:2