If you are like me, I want to leave in impactful legacy for the Kingdom. It appears that David also saw his role in leaving a legacy. His thoughts on this topic seem to be recorded in 2 Sam. 23:1-7. David calls it his “last words” but this seems to be a record of his legacy in two areas. The first relates to the Psalms he wrote which have been a blessing for thousands of years to God followers. The second is his dynasty. He is the king through which God would establish his permanent rule.
It is also interesting in this section that David describes himself as a prophet, priest and king. Notice what the first two verses say,
“Now these are the last words of David:
The oracle of David, the son of Jesse,
the oracle of the man who was raised on high,
the anointed of the God of Jacob,
the sweet psalmist of Israel:
“The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me;
his word is on my tongue.
Bergen observes that “throughout the New Testament Jesus is likewise depicted as a king (John 18:37; 19:21), priest (Heb 3:1; 4:14–5:10; 7:21–8:6), and prophet (Luke 1:76; 4:24; 13:33; 24:19; Acts 3:22).” Some have proposed that Jesus saw himself in this Psalm. Jesus is the ultimate Prophet, Priest and King.
Somehow, David saw his role in the future plan of God for his people. We live in a different age and it is harder to see how we fit in God’s ultimate plan, but I am thankful that somehow, as a disciple of Jesus, I do fit in the plan God has to redeem his world (Matt.28:18-20).
Father, although it is sometimes hard to see how you are using each one of us for your ultimate purposes, I thank you that you are. I pray that you will help me to live with a lazer focus trying to make my maximum impact for you.
Following Jesus with you,