Sep 16, 2018
David had waited a long time for this day. In fact, it had been seven years since he had been anointed king by the tribe of Judah. Now, he would finally receive the approval and anointing from the 11 other tribes, unifying the kingdom under his rule and reign. In 2 Samuel 5:1-10, we are provided with details surrounding this most important day in David’s life. We are also shown how he established Jerusalem as his capital. And if we look closely, behind the scenes, God is orchestrating His divine plan that will one day set up the arrival of the Son of David, the Messiah. He too would one day be crowned in the city of Jerusalem, but His crown would be made of thorns. He would be dressed in a royal robe, but only in an attempt to mock Him for His claim to be the King of the Jews. And one day, He will return to Jerusalem, where He will set up His kingdom on earth and rule from the throne of David.