David had become the king of Israel. When David assumed the throne of Israel, God had given the nation peace from its enemies. David was concerned however that the ark of the covenant still dwelt in a tent and did not have a permanent home. God shared with Nathan that David’s son would be the one to build the temple and not David himself. God promised David that someone from his family would always be king. David went to the tabernacle and praised God for the things He had done and for the things He had promised for the future. God kept His promise to David by sending His Son, Jesus, our King who will never die.