This read is bittersweet only because I know what is on the horizon. These chapters sum up a series of battles that grow the land that was conquered from 6,000 sq. miles to 60,000 sq miles. “The Lord gave David victory wherever he went”
I spent quite a bit of time in my research chasing rabbits and something new I learned is that conquering this land gave David’s kingdom many mines, specifically copper. Mining will be instrumental to David’s vision of building a “House” for God instead of the current tent.
Chapter 9: This chapter highlights the character and integrity of David. Typically a new king seeks and kills any heirs from the former King. In this case, David finds Saul’s grandson Mephiboshen and honors the covenant he made with Jonothan before he died.
1 Chronicles 18
14 David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.”