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- Very cool read. We are about to build the Temple. Note all the precious metals that are being collected in this read for building material.
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.”
Happy Mother’s Day. 😉