2 Samuel 7
The Temple and First Messianic Prophecies. David is secure in his Kingdom. While enemies continue, they pose him no immediate threat. Having built his house and seat of government, David's desire is to establish the nation's first national “monument.” This is to be the grand Temple for YHWH. Although it sounds like a good idea to both King and Prophet, God has other plans. In a vision of the night, Nathan brings to David the prophecy that a Temple will be built, but not by him, but rather by his son. Then the prophecy reveals Gods promise for an eternal Davidic dynasty. This is discussed in detail. Reference is also made to verse 14, wherein which David's son is referred to as God's “son.” This verse is addressed as to how it is authentically meant to be understood, as well as how it is interpreted today within Christianity.