Does not Predestination hold in a straight line from Abraham?
When God separated light from darkness in the creative calendar God had said it was good. God forbade David the man after his own heart ‘to build me an house for me to dwell in’(2 Sa.7:5). Despite of great many qualities David lacked what God wanted in a man who would build his House. Jacob was a homebody, who lived indoors while Esau was an outdoor type. Faith was what he looked for in the patriarch. Patriarch Abraham became the friend of God. While David failed in the matter of building a house for God who had seen ‘in his seed after thee, which shall proceed out of they bowels… He shall build an house for my name…’ (2Sa.7:12-13). Adonijah was a candidate but Solomon, the son from Bathsheba had to make God’s promise to his father very personal. He would build it and not Adonijah.. Free will of the wise son had to make it happen by sheer exercise of faith. God appeared unto King Solomon a second time and validated the work of his hands. “I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there forever…(1 Ki.9:3).” God had also warned him what would happen if Israel turned away from following him and go and serve other gods.(1 Ki.5:6-9). From so many examples what are we to infer? Predestination is set conditional so man’s free will must be closely fit with Core Will by faith. His Wisdom and Power preserve his Will from all blame. Predestination being underwritten by God’ Time no man shall be proved right by his own merits. Historically the temple of Solomon is no longer extant and because of the nation of Israel fell off in their disbelief. ‘But through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy (Ro.11:11-12).
In this context we need to keep another Pauline dictum in focus. “After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!(Ro.11:24-NIV)
For a student of the Bible these examples are for instruction in righteousness and the Core Will of God shall never fall to ground in vain and not an iota or tittle of his Word is out of place. God’s Time is what we need to remember.