David becomes king over all Israel, is established in Jerusalem, gains more wives, and defeats the Philistines.
- What are some of the different names given for Jerusalem in this chapter?
- Why did David increase in significance?
- There is one wrong thing that David did mentioned in this chapter (v. 13). What did the Mosaic Law say about this (Deut 17:17)? How would this eventually cause a problem for David (11:2–5)? Lesson: we must obey God’s laws for His glory and our good.