In ancient Israel, being the son of David was a big deal. David was Israel’s greatest king. The Messiah was promised to come from among His descendants. The very phrase “The Son of David” therefore came to be considered by many as a synonym for the Messiah.
Although Jesus did not publicize the fact that He was the Messiah during His earthly ministry, He never denied that He was a descendant of David. After His resurrection, His apostles proclaimed that Jesus was indeed “the Son of David.” They also declared that, by virtue of His resurrection from the dead and ascension into heaven – that He was the Son of God.
Thus Jesus was the son of David according to the flesh and the Son of God according to the spirit. This combination has enormous implications for us as we are exhorted to walk according to the spirit and not according to the flesh.
Jesus is not only descended from David, He is like David. That is, He is a great and courageous warrior king. It’s just that while David fought with the sword, Jesus fights with love. That is, David fought in the flesh and Jesus fought in the spirit. Therefore, walk according to the spirit…with Him.
Call on His Name: The Son of David.
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