Hello, good readers of Unsettled Christianity. This is Abram K-J of Words on the Word. Joel made the
mistake kind move of inviting me to contribute to his fine blog… so here I am!
I begin simply with a cross-post, because I’ve already seen some incisive responses in the comments to a post at WotW: Is 2 Samuel 7 About Jesus?
I suggest that 2 Samuel 7:14b can’t apply to Jesus:
When he commits iniquity, I will punish him with a rod such as mortals use, with blows inflicted by human beings.
But all the “forever” language in that passage clearly seems to be about more than just the next generation, and even messianic.
What do you think? How do you make sense of the passage? Feel free to comment at the original post, or right here in the comments section.