1 Chr 11:2

11:2 the Lord your God said to you. On several occasions in this section it is explained that the popular support David received was the result of God’s sovereign decree (11:3, 9, 10; 12:18, 23). A legitimate king of Israel had to be chosen by God, not merely by popular sentiment (Deut. 17:14, 15). David met this qualification (2 Chr. 6:6).