Dancing in the Street
From where we left off in chapter 5 to the end of chapter 8 we have a fairly neat little section concerning the reign of King David. The section begins with a list of family and ends with a list of officials. So, in between, we have a sort of account of the transition from a gathering of tribes to a functioning kingdom with the requisite bureaucracy - yes, back then also. I think we can cover this in the two Lord's Days before my vacation. This week the first half focuses on bringing the Ark of the Covenant up to Jerusalem. Battles, tragedy, celebration, and domestic strife. Something for everyone, eh?