Readings – Week of August 7

Last week’s Old Testament readings collapsed most of David’s rise to power and consolidation of his throne—issues covered from 1 Samuel 16 through 2 Samuel 6—into three chapters.  In this week’s readings, comparably speaking, the Chronicler spends more time on David moving the ark to Jerusalem and preparing to build the Temple for the LORD.  The readings culminate with David’s psalm of praise in 2 Chronicles 16:7-36, God’s promise to give David an eternal house in 17:1-15 (cf. 2 Sam. 7) and David’s resultant psalm of praise in 17:16-27.