This is an account of the mighty deeds done before and during David's reign and the names of the heroic men who did them. Many of these men's names are also recorded in II Samuel.
Does God issue any commands?
- No, God did not speak.
Does God make any promises?
- No, but the promise that God made to David through Samuel was mentioned to him by the people when they gathered together and made him king in Hebron.
Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?
- The Jebusites of Jerusalem told David that he would never prevail against them but he did and took the castle of Zion which he made his city. The confident worldly people today say that Jesus will never prevail but He will and will make Zion in Jerusalem His city.
Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?
- This account of the conquest of Jerusalem and the citadel of Zion which became the city of David is a foreshadow of coming events. Jesus will conquer the ungodly inhabitants of Jerusalem and will claim Zion as His city. Eventually it will be renewed as the New Jerusalem which will come down from Heaven and rest upon the earth.