4.18 1 Chronicles 17-21

Eric Fox


1 Chronicles 17-21

Summarize what you read in one paragraph:

The Lord gave King David victory everywhere he went, doing what was just and right through out all Israel.  Later defeating the Ammonites and Arameans and the Philistines. King David took a census against the Lord’s will.  That resulted in a plague across Israel, and as David see’s the Angel’s sword over Jerusalem, David cries out to the Lord, builds an altar upon the threshing floor that saves the people from His anger.

What is one key verse?

1 Chronicles 21:17

“David said to God “Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted? I am the one who has sinned and done wrong.  These are but sheep. What have they done? O Lord my God, let your hand fall upon me and my family, but do not let this plague remain on your people.”

How does what you read change your vision of God?

As King David humbled himself, opened his heart and took responsibility of his own sinful acts then the Lord listened to David.

How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?

I feel that if I took more responsibility for my actions to God, humbly opening my heart in prayer to our Lord, He too will hear my prayers.

How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)

Same as above

Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)

I see Jesus in 1 Chronicles 17:11-14 When your days are over and you go to be with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, one of your own sons, and I will establish His kingdom.  He is the one who will build a House for me and I will establish His throne forever. I will be his father and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from Him, as I took it away from your predecessor.  I will set Him over my house and my kingdom forever; HIs throne will be established forever. Luke 18:38 The blind man cries out to Jesus, refers to Him as, Son of David have mercy on me.

4 Replies to “4.18 1 Chronicles 17-21”

  1. I did find that interesting, Peter! I also found it interesting that the tribes of Benjamin and Levi didn’t partake of the census, because the king’s command was repulsive to them. It must have taken a lot of courage to stand up against the king for what they knew was right!


  2. It’s amazing, rereading some of these stories, how I see things that I missed before! David’s humility when confronted with sin is really inspiring


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