Jesus Christ, the Son of David

David overcame Goliath by the weakness of a sling  

Jesus defeated Satan through the weakness of the Cross

David attracted men of the lowest sort   

Jesus consorted with sinners and     

chose men of humble station

David would not take the life of wicked King Saul   

Jesus refused to lead the mob against evil rulers.

David took an innocent man’s life to get another wife;   

Jesus gave his own innocent life to gain his only Bride.

David was a man of war,     

his hands stained with the blood of the sword   

Jesus was a man of peace,     

from whose pierced hands flowed cleansing blood

David was the “sweet singer of Israel”   

Jesus is the subject of David’s songs and countless others

David wrote, “The LORD is my shepherd”   

Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd”

David sang of the bridegroom-king   

Jesus is that kingly Bridegroom

David heard the Lord say of his seed,     

“I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever”   

Jesus is the one whose “throne is forever and ever”

David received the promise for his sons     

“I will be his Father, and he shall be My son”   

Jesus heard the Lord say of himself     

“You are My Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

David spoke of those who “are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,     

And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.     

For with You is the fountain of life;     

In Your light we see light”   

Jesus declared,     

“I am the bread of life;     

He who comes to me shall not hunger     

He who believes in me shall not thirst”     

“I am the resurrection, I am the life     

“I am the light of the world.”

O, come, let us adore the one of whom great David was only a shadow!