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David’s Troubles

David’s census was a proud, sinful act for which he repented, yet his people paid the price (1 Chr. 21:7–8). The census was actually one of a handful if failures that Scripture records concerning David.

David's Family Tree

Historical Parallel of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles

The Blueprint

A. THE GENEALOGIES OF ISRAEL (1:1-9:44)

    1. Ancestry of the nation

    2. The tribes of Israel

    3. Returnees from exile in Babylon

B. THE REIGN OF DAVID (10:1-29:30)

    1. David becomes king over all of Israel

    2. David brings the Ark to Jerusalem

    3. David's military exploits

    4. David arranges for the building of the Temple

The long list of names that follows presents a history of God's work in the world from Adam through Zerubbabel. Some of these names reminds us of stories of great faith, and others, of tragic failure.

About most of the people named, however, we know nothing. But those who died unknow to us are known by God. God will also remember us when we die.

David loved the Lord and wanted to build a Temple to replace the Tabernacle, but God denied his request. David's greatest contribution to the Temple would not be the construction but the preparation. We may be unable to see the results of our labors for God in our lifetime, but David's example helps us understand that we serve God so he will see his results, not so we will see ours.

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