“He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father David had done.”
Son, imagine being surrounded by enemies everywhere. Imagine having to build monster high walls to protect you. Imagine going to war against armies that are triple your size.
This happened to the Israelites after God rescued them from Egypt. When you read the books of Joshua through Chronicles you will see one overwhelming theme:
Those who trusted in God and did what was right in the eyes of The Lord were taken care of and given peace during their life. God gave them wisdom and riches. The ones who did not try to please God were always met with disaster. Their lives stunk big time!
Same rule still applies today bud. Think about that verse in 2 Chronicles 29:2 when things aren’t going well in your life. Are you living like David, or like one of the foolish kings?