1 Chronicles 14

By Kyle Rapinchuk

As the narrative continues, the Chronicler continues to highlight David’s successes, yet each time there is a reminder that the success is of the LORD

2: YHWH established him as king

2: YHWH exalted his kingdom

10: God promises to hand over the Philistines

11: God “bursts out”

15: God will march out to battle before them

17: YHWH caused nations to be terrified of him

What is also intriguing in this passage is David’s obedience. One chapter after moving the ark improperly, David is now seeking God’s counsel (v. 10, 14) and doing “exactly as God commanded him” (v. 16).