... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

04
March
2011

King David - Crowned King

Crowned king

David crowned king of Judah.
1 In the course of time, David inquired of the LORD. “Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?” he asked.
The LORD said, “Go up.”
David asked, “Where shall I go?”
“To H e b r o n,” the LORD answered. 
2 So David went up there with his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel. 3 David also took the men who were with him, each with his family, and they settled in Hebron and its towns. 4 Then the men of Judah came to Hebron, and there they anointed David king over the tribe of Judah. ...
10 ... The tribe of Judah, however, remained loyal to David. 11 The length of time David was king in Hebron over Judah was seven years and six months.
2 Samuel 2:1-10

Meanwhile the house of Saul with his son Ish-Bosheth as king over Israel and Abner as the leader of his troups were still at war with King David of Judah, 2 Samuel 3:1:
1 The war between the house of Saul and the house of David lasted a long time. David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.

After Ish-Bosheth was murdered by two man of Benjamin working for him, whom in turn were punished by King David, the Israelites wanted King David to became their king.  
1 All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “We are your own flesh and blood. 2 In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns. And the LORD said to you, 'You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.'"
3 When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, the king made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel.
4 David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.
2 Samuel 5:1-4

After this King David's struggle, for which he succeeded, started to rule over Jerusalem, the rest of the territory of Israel and to bring peace at Israel's borders. 

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: King David