23 These are David’s last words:
This is the declaration of Jesse’s son David, the declaration of a man raised high,
a man anointed by the God of Jacob, a man favored by the strong one of Israel.[a]
2 The Lord’s spirit speaks through me; his word is on my tongue.
3 Israel’s God has spoken, Israel’s rock said to me:
“Whoever rules rightly over people, whoever rules in the fear of God,
4 is like the light of sunrise on a morning with no clouds,
like the bright gleam after the rain that brings grass from the ground.”
5 Yes, my house is this way with God! He has made an eternal covenant with me,
laid out and secure in every detail. Yes, he provides every one of my victories
and brings my every desire to pass.6 But despicable people are like thorns,
all of them good for nothing, because they can’t be carried by hand.
7 No one can touch them, except with iron bar or the shaft of a spear.
They must be burned up with fire right on the spot! 2 Samuel 23:1-7
It is not clear if these words were spoken as the king was dying or not, but in any event, the meaning and purpose is clear : he is making the statement that the line that descends from David ( beginning with Solomon) is legitimate, it is for real. Essentially, this is poetic verse. It is quite evident in these verses that David has a real and deep relationship with God, his belief is beyond question.
Let us pray please : Holy One of Israel, may our faith and our dedication to You always be as strong and steadfast as The House of David. Help us, LORD, guide to the right way, the better way of living – faithfulness in Your word, in Your promises to the people then , now, and in the future to come. May all of this be so, in Jesus’ Name we pray……Amen
Yours in Christ , Rollie