Tozer Devotional

Mon, March 12, 2018

Fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant

Note this theme in Psalm 89. In that psalm, the Holy Spirit has dictated a plain message. He goes far beyond the reference to King David. Rather, he is describing David's greater Son, even Jesus, the eternal Son and Lord of all.

The Holy Spirit is not speaking concerning the earthly David who would die. He is speaking of a Son, of whom He says:

He will call out to me, "You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior."

I will also appoint him my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.

I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail (89:26–28).

This Son could be none other than Jesus. And the unfailing covenant God makes with Him is ours. It will never fail because it is God who has promised, and God can be counted on.

I hope what I have been reviewing here is plain. A promise—any promises—nothing in and of itself. The value of the promise depends on the character of the one who makes it. We know only too well the history of men and women. They make promises and covenants, but often those promises and covenants are broken. They are not kept.


Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness—and I will not lie to David—that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun. Psalm 89:35–36


With David and his descendants God made a covenant. There is judgment when those descendants turn from God but the covenant is not cancelled. It stands and finds complete fulfillment in the Davidic seed, Jesus Christ (Rev 22:16).


Thank You, Father, for Your covenant faithfulness and Your unfailing love. In Jesus' name.

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A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of The Alliance, brought the missionary call to a massive audience. A series of his sermons are available as audio files.

bookHis books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the Jesus, Our Man in Glory Chapter 8 - Jesus, Keeper of God's Promises


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