The story of David and the Israelites continues in 1 Chronicles 14. In the previous chapter, we learned that you never touch God’s stuff for God will kill you if you do. That is actually what happened in 1 Chronicles 13!!!
“And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.” – 1 Chronicles 14:2
Well, except for that poor guy who touched God’s stuff and was killed by God! He was not exalted.
“In Jerusalem David took more wives and became the father of more sons and daughters.” – 1 Chronicles 14:3
Ah, traditional biblical family values at their finest! Multiple wives!
“David inquired of God: ‘Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?’ The Lord answered him, ‘Go, I will deliver them into your hands.’” – 1 Chronicles 14:10
More evidence God is filled with bloodlust. He could easily stop the Philistines. He is an all-powerful god after all. Instead he chooses war. How many innocents were killed in this battle? We don’t know, but it is surely greater than zero.
“So David’s fame spread throughout every land, and the Lord made all the nations fear him.” – 1 Chronicles 14:17
Another example of God being a horrible parent. Good parents don’t rule over their children by forcing them to fear them. That’s child abuse.
That concludes this chapter of 1 Chronicles. More evidence of God’s bloodlust and horrible parenting skills.
Coming Soon: 1 Chronicles – Chapter 15: The Ark Brought to Jerusalem