David Goes to Washington (2 Samuel 5:1-10)

Speaker: Rev. Jon Herr
Date: 7/8/2018
Type: Sunday Sermon
Price: FREE

David Gets His Crown (vss 1-5) and David Gets His Capital (vss 6-10)

Dale Ralph Davis:

“Every bit of micro-justice enacted under David’s regime should be taken as a foregleam of the macro-justice that David’s promised Descendant will enforce throughout the earth in his own time (Isa. 9:6-7; 11:1-5, Ps. 72). God’s people desperately need to hold on to this hope for the Bible knows what pressure and temptation the prevalence of injustice brings on the church (Isa. 59:14-15). If Christ’s flock are continually wronged and crushed they may be tempted to join the other ranks (Ps. 125:3). . . . Whatever the particulars, God’s people must be assured that the time will come when the Davidic King will institute Hebron justice throughout the earth.”


Jesus’ kingdom comes in time, regardless of human efforts or rejection (v 1-2)

Jesus is Good Shepherd (v 2)

Jesus makes covenant with us, not the other way around (v 3)

Jesus began ministry about age 30 (v 4; cf. Luke 3:23)

Jesus’ kingdom is not immediately perfected when He begins to reign (v 5)

Jesus’ kingdom will come regardless of long passage of time (v 6)

Jesus’ kingdom can’t be stopped by Jebusites (v 6-9)

Jesus’ reign will get greater and greater because He is the Lord, God of hosts (v 10)

Jon Herr Jon Herr (MATS, Reformed Theological Seminary; BS Bible, Philadelphia Biblical University) is Pastor of Christ Covenant Church of Chicago (CREC). Previously he served as a deacon and ministerial student at All Saints Church (CREC, Lancaster PA). He and his wife Jackie live in East Dundee, Illinois with their two daughters and two sons.