Verse 19 has a double meaning. On one level, “to this day” refers to the writing of 1 Kings itself, which could have been any time prior to the destruction of the temple (based on 1 Kings 8:8, that the poles to carry the ark could still be seen “to this day”). But this statement can also be seen as a commentary on the future state of Israel. It was Israel who first rejected Jesus (Acts 4:11). Paul wrote in Romans 9:31-32: “Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law … Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works.” Any time we seek to be justified apart from grace, we are in rebellion against Jesus, the house of David. This continues to happen—to this day.
How are you seeking to be justified before God? Spiritually speaking, are you in rebellion against the house of David, against Jesus?