I Chronicles 18

“And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went” (v6).  Israel prospered under King David’s rule, because he had united the tribes and placed God at the center of Israel’s life.  With God’s help, David defeated the Philistines, Moabites, and Syrians (v1-6), and he dedicated their gold, silver, and bronze to the Lord’s use.  While David led the people in obedience and worship, the kingdom was secure. “So David reigned over all Israel, and he administered justice and equity to all his people” (v14).

The brief peace of David’s reign points to God’s desire for us.  Conflict, oppression, and suffering won’t go on forever, because His kingdom of peace, righteousness, and abundant life will win.