“The patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.”Acts 2:29-30
Before David died, he had complete confidence that one day God would fulfill His promise to designate a king of the Jews who would “not see decay” (Psalm 16:10) and would provide eternal life to believers. God sent His Son Jesus to provide the way to be saved from sin and subsequent “abandonment to the grave” (Acts 2:31). David even knew, through the counsel and oath of the Lord, that believers would enjoy eternal security and a life filled with pleasures in God’s presence (Psalm 16:5-11).
Fulfilled prophecy reminds us that God is credible. He is proven. His love is everlasting. His promise to David was that the Messiah would not see decay, but would be resurrected. Those who believe that Jesus is the Savior, responding obediently to His call to follow, have assurance of life everlasting. God’s children have what David called a “delightful inheritance” –God’s presence and counsel, and His refuge, security, pleasant boundaries, and eternal joy. His good oath, backed by His blood, does “support us in the ’whelming flood.”
“The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” (Acts 2:39)