King David sets out to move the Ark to Jerusalem but it meets with tragedy and progress is halted. In 1Ch 14, King Hiram of Tyre sends gifts to David for building his house. Also, David defeats the invading forces of the Philistines
Here is overview of David’s raise to the throne of Israel. Having told us of his crowing in Chapter 11, we are now told how the warriors of Israel’s tribes gradually gathered to David over the years, culminating in making him king of Israel.
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.