Like David, those who follow Christ and choose the kingdom often do not have a good record of living up to their ideals. This does not deny the reality of the kingdom of God. It is near—near to the extent that it is found in our midst insofar as God’s will is done on earth as it is in heaven. Like David, those who pursue this hope may have to be called to account for their failures and may suffer the consequences of their sins. Like David, those who pursue this hope must not lose faith in its reality, even in the midst of the ugliness of human politics.
August H. Konkel, 1 & 2 Kings, The NIV Application Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006), 66–67.