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David: Ending Well by Going to the House of the Lord Forever (45 of 49)
David ended well because his whole life was built around heading towards his eternal home.
I would like to begin this evening where every verse in the Bible ends--with Jesus Christ. God's Word ends with Jesus inviting us to join Him in Heaven.
• Revelation 22:20-21 He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
His voice can be heard--from Creation, as He spoke all things into existence (Colossians 1)--to the end of Revelation, where He delivers back the Universe to God the Father (John 19)--because Jesus is the Word of God. Jesus is the subject and the theme of the Bible, just as He said in John 5:39.
• John 5:39 "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
Whenever you read God's Word always remember that the writers of the Bible were listening to the Spirit of Christ that was in them.
• 1 Peter 1:11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
So from cover to cover Jesus is the Good Shepherd.
• John 10:11-14 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 14 "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
Jacob confessed that the Lord was his Shepherd and that was his only hope as he died.
• Genesis 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, "The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,
David started as a boy singing about his Shepherd; he remembered that hope through all his hard days--and in the end he never took his eyes off from the home with Jesus he believed was his. So David followed his Shepherd through life and then as ...
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