Today's reading tells how David became king and immediately made moves to consolidate support from those who had been loyal to King Saul. After his anointing, David's first act is to capture Jerusalem and make it his capital city. Due to David's influence, Jerusalem will not only become the city of David, but the city of God of earth -- the eventual location of the Temple and the focal point of Jews thereafter.
[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 1 Chronicles 1-5 today.