1 Chronicles 11:9 And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD Almighty was with him.
The books of Chronicles covers the same time frame as do the books of Samuel and Kings, but with a different perspective. First of all, much attention is given to the ark being brought to Jerusalem and then to the building of the Temple. Both of these focus on God's presence among His people. The Israelites were/ are who they were/are because they are the people of God. His presence makes all the difference. David gives much attention to setting into service those who were to minister before the ark. Solomon built the temple and dedicated it to the Lord, whose presence filled that place. The Lord spoke to Solomon following this and said to him, "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.
"When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there (2 Chronicles 7:12-16)." King Jehoshaphat prayed and sent the worshipers out first in battle. King Joash restored the Lord's temple. King Uzziah died with leprosy because he tried to offer incense in the temple rather than the priests appointed to that service. It is said of Jotham that he grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God (2 Chronicles 27:6). Hezekiah opened the doors of the temple of the LORD and repaired them (2 Chronicles 29:3). King Josiah found the book of the Law, the Book of the Covenant, in the temple and read it to the people. He led them to walk with God.
Secondly, the genealogies of God's people up until this time is included to preface this season. And then, a word is given looking beyond this season. The prior genealogy includes mention of an individual, Jabez, who, in spite of his name meaning "pain," prayed and asked God to bless him and be with him to overcome pain. The conclusion of the book speaks of the destruction of the temple and yet it gives hope for restoration. The people had been carried away to Babylon----but---In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah, the LORD moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and to put it in writing:
"This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: "'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Anyone of his people among you--may the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up (2 Chronicles 36:22, 23).'"Through the sacrifice of Christ and the gift of His Spirit to us, the New Testament proclaims that we are His temple. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20). "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)."