Asaph began to understand that God’s kingdom that was coming down was not through Solomon or his temple; this wasn’t it! For it was obvious that it could not be; it was destroyed. The Kingdom of God and the Messiah were yet to come and they would come through David’s seed, as God promised, but it wasn’t Solomon! God revealed it to Asaph who was faithful to him, and it gave Asaph great strength.
So much strength, along with hope, enough to carry him through the darkness.
The true Solomon, or Prince of Peace, with perfect wisdom, the true kingdom, the everlasting temple was going to come in that of Jesus Christ!
Isn’t it a powerful thing? I really meditate and concentrate on this. And how God does this in our own lives today. He reaches down and gives us a glimpse of eternity. And this gives us hope to carry on through the darkness.
There is a wonderful verse in 2 Chronicles. “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.”
Remember that. Remember that when you see so much sorrow around you. When people are falling to the left and to the right. When Godly men succumb to deception and to deceive, and to the riches of the world. When there are wars and innocent blood being shed. When people are dying of starvation and animals being abused. When there is so much wickedness you just can’t get your ahead around you and everything seems like a lie. Remember.
What’s more, we have seen the fulfillment of the Law, we have seen the Hope that Asaph was expecting. The Suffering Servant has come. While we need to cling to that hope and faithfulness that anchored Asaph, we, like him, are awaiting the coming of the Messiah. Not the first coming, but the second one. And He is going to break through the clouds like the Lion from the Tribe of Judah…
Written by Jori Sams