Acts 13: 34b-41….David could not have been talking about himself!

‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.’
Therefore he says also in another psalm,
“‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’
For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, but he whom God raised up did not see corruption. Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about:
“‘Look, you scoffers,
be astounded and perish;
for I am doing a work in your days,
a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you.’”

Comment: Obviously David saw corruption, his tomb was known in Jerusalem. Body-wise he returned ‘dust to dust’. But Paul emphasises that the Resurrected Jesus was saved from the corruption of His body and fulfils the given promise –‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’ He goes on to quote Habakuk (1 v 5) to discourage his listeners from glossing over this remarkably true event.

Prayer: Please give me insight and integrity when dealing with Your Word, O God.

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