Seven years separate this chapter from the last. David is made king over all Israel. Jerusalem becomes his first objective then his city. He then fortifies and expands Jerusalem. Lastly, his personal guard and mighty men are listed.
The writer continues to introduce the Davidic line and inspire the people with their rich heritage and spiritual pedigree from the Lord. The tenth chapter is climactic, yet sad, ending with King Saul’s death, opening the way for King David.
We first consider the background and purpose of the first book of Chronicles; stopping along the way to highlight some of the more significant verses. This introduction will help us set the framework for our theme, King David.