2 Samuel Chapter 5 – Chronological

Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lord said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.

So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel.

David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.

Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind that are hated of David’s soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

 

 

52 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 5 – Chronological

  1. “David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You hand them over to me?” And the LORD said to David, “Go up, for I will certainly hand them over to you.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭5:19‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    No matter in what you find yourself in today, prayer is a must to see you through. David sought the Lord for divine direction. He didn’t go about things on his own. He knew that without the LORD on his side, David would be defeated. David trusted in the strength of the LORD and not his own. God made away for David. That means that GOD will make away for you when there seems to be no way!

    “In God have I put my trust and confident reliance; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭56:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

  2. Verse 10 AMP “David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts (armies), was with him.” Same verse ERV “He became stronger and stronger because the Lord All-Powerful was with him.” We need to be aware and know where our strength comes from, it comes from the Lord.

    Isaiah 41:10 AMP says “Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’”

  3. 7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

    8 And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind that are hated of David’s soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

    9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

    10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

    We find that David anointed king over Israel, was tempted of the jebusites as he took hold of Zion. He wanted to establish a strong hold on the city of Jerusalem and make it the central location of all the territory. We find that the Jebusites did not want to allow David to come in until he took hold of all the lame and blind. He began to over take their gods and idols as many have stated that their representation was the lame and blind. This only allowed David to show how powerful that God was in this situation and He shows how when the anointing of God is over you, you will be victorious.

    As we are heading in this day and hour, we have remember that our God is able to do exceeding and abundantly above all that we can ask or even think. He is a strong tower for the righteous to run into and be safe. We have the greatest opportunity to show this world that God is great and greatly to be praised. That his mercy and grace endures for ever. But in order to do so we have to allow Him to have his way in our lives. We have to be about His will and not ours. Remember it’s time to let God arise and every enemy be scattered.

  4. 11 Sam.5-24-25 [ amp] And when you hear the sound of a marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then bestir yourselves, for then has the Lord gone out before you to smite the army of the Philistines.
    25 ] And David did as the Lord had commanded him, and smote the Philistines from Geba to Gezer.
    David a man of faith , Did what God require him to do.
    I hear a army rising up in heaven.
    Take it to the Lord in prayer before you do anything.
    Ps 34:6 -7 [ amp] The poor man cried , and the Lord heard him, and save him out of all his troubles.
    7 ] The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [ who revere and worship Him with awe] and each of them He delivers.
    Whatever you are going through give God the Glory and honer.

  5. Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

    2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lord said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.

    3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel.

    4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and

  6. Gracias senor por que la grandeza no es de nosotros, viene de ti y confiando en el todo lo podemos asi Como David .gracias senor JESUS.

  7. 2 Samuel 5:9–10
    9. So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

    10. And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.

    David was described as being a man after God’s own heart BUT…. David still failed Him many times! David knee how it felt to win and how to lose! But through everything, David carried on, grew great while serving the Lord. We must have that same spirit as David, when struggles take us down, that is when we push harder towards our victory!

  8. 3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel.
    4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
    5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah

    David had been anointed king years before this event, but after being chased by Saul and proving himself to be fit for the position of King, he was anointed in front of all of Israel. His first anointing it be done privately in front of his father but this anointing had been done with the people present. The difference betweens Saul being anointed and David, is that Saul did not have to prove himself nor did he earn the privilege to be their King, he was just anointed and begin reigning, while David was anointed and had to have his life in jeopardy and show that he was ready for the job. Sometimes when God appoints us to do something oh, it’s not going to happen immediately, but rather it since the stage for a series of trials for what were called to do.

  9. David had a big job to do. This city (Hebron maybe) was not going to be an easy task. The people were not welcoming David. They were all worshipping idols and hiding behind the deaf and blind. So he took a community at a time and alot of praying and fasting and led people in the right direction. What a glorious ruler for our God.

  10. 3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel.

    4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    The number 30 has a lot of symbolism mostly shows the completion of one cycle of life and the beginning of another. CHRIST was 30 years old when He began His ministering to others and walked away from being a carpenter. David began being the king over Israel at the age of 30. Some people believe that it is at 30 that you reach maturity and that is at that age that you start behaving more responsibly. Either way, the main thing is that we have a responsibility to talk about Jesus, tell others about Jesus, and bring them to the Salvation that only Jesus can give. Do not wait until you are 30 DO IT TODAY!!!! Now is the time TODAY IS THE DAY IF SALVATION!!!

  11. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus

    It’s kind of hard to really grasp what’s going on here if you read it in the King James, so I pasted the scripture from the NLT and it opens up.

    2Sa 5:6 David then led his men to Jerusalem to fight against the Jebusites, the original inhabitants of the land who were living there. The Jebusites taunted David, saying, “You’ll never get in here! Even the blind and lame could keep you out!” For the Jebusites thought they were safe.

    I want you to notice the decree that David speaks once the city of Jerusalem is conquered from the Jebusites.

    2Sa 5:8 On the day of the attack, David said to his troops, “I hate those ‘lame’ and ‘blind’ Jebusites. Whoever attacks them should strike by going into the city through the water tunnel.” That is the origin of the saying, “The blind and the lame may not enter the house.”

    Now we understand the blind and lame could not “serve” the Lord. We can find this all the way back in the book of Leviticus 21:8 but David extends this beyond serving to just entering into the house. This would be David’s law that would last all the way until Jesus came. Mat 21:14 The blind and the lame came to him in the Temple, and he healed them.

    Jesus would no longer prohibit the blind and lame from coming into the temple. He would remove the hatred of David and his man made decree and would instead heal the blind and lame in the temple.

    I never understood this till this morning in the blog. Thank You Jesus for revelation!

  12. “So David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” And the LORD said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.””
    ‭‭II Samuel‬ ‭5:19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    David always consulted the Lord on what his next move should be. No matter how big or little our situation is we should also get guidance from the Lord before we do anything.

  13. 10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

    David was anointed and had the favor of God as we walked obediently. God will always be with you and guide you to greater things if you are faithful to Him!

  14. 5:25 and David did as the Lord had commanded him
    And smite the Philistines from zebra to Gezer.

    ——-
    And David did as the Lord commanded him…
    Relationship through prayer( also reading His word)

    Confidence through relationship
    Obedience through love
    Victory through love( trust), obedience, relationship and prayer.
    David inquired of the Lord, and the Lord answered him. David did what the Lord told him to do,and there was VICTORY
    Thank you Lord .
    ——

    God is faithful!!!!

  15. 11Samuel 5

    23-24 This time God said, “Don’t attack them head-on. Instead, circle around behind them and ambush them from the grove of sacred trees. When you hear the sound of shuffling in the trees, get ready to move out. It’s a signal that God is going ahead of you to smash the Philistine camp.”

    25 David did exactly what God told him.

    David led strongly because of his submission to God.
    So many times we want to do it our way and not God’s. We are living in strange times right now. Yet we must hold to God’s Word realize that His word will never change but there may have to be a different plan to approach the enemy. No we are not having church as the norm . No not everyone is being able to physically attend yet we must stay equipped and prepared . We must be strengthened and renewed and obedient to the Word of God and sensitivity to the Holy Ghost . God said to David two words Don’t and Instead. The result came from hearing what God had to say and obeying the instructions given. Again waiting upon God and not doing the usual way or our own way but God’s way. Victory is coming but it must be exactly the way God says it. I pray we the church keep ourself prepared and obedient.
    David did exactly what God told him. Nothing more and nothing less.

  16. “Then all the tribes of Israel went to David at Hebron and told him, “We are your own flesh and blood. In the past, when Saul was our king, you were the one who really led the forces of Israel. And the Lord told you, ‘You will be the shepherd of my people Israel. You will be Israel’s leader.’” So there at Hebron, King David made a covenant before the Lord with all the elders of Israel. And they anointed him king of Israel.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭5:1-3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    It’s sad that the tribes only turned to David when their previous choice was taken away. On the same principle, it’s sad when Christians only really recognized Jesus as king when other choices crumble. We should choose Jesus outright, not just when other options fail.

  17. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    BUILD INWARD

    9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.
    10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

    So often the focus in a successful life is to build where everyone can see. Appearance, attire and audience are important to share and reveal to others that we are successful.

    We learn here from King David that his focus was to build inward. Begin where you are and build inward. If we apply this principal to our Spiritual life then we will become more focused on our Heart after GOD than our Resources to Live, more focused on our prayer life than on our party life, more focused on our acceptance at the ALTAR than our acceptance in society.

    The fruit of this life approach is that we will grow great by the power and favor of GOD rather than the popularity and desire of men.

    TLB
    10 So David became greater and greater, for the Lord God of heaven was with him.

    My prayer is that it will be said of us that we have been with JESUS and the evidence is that we become greater and greater because the LORD is with us.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iLive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  18. 3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel.

    4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

    We see David’s realm of influence in these few verses. The first time we find David being anointed was in front of his father and his brothers, as a lad coming from tending sheep. These in verse 5 we are reminded of him being anointed to reign over Judah, and today in verse 3 we read of him being anointed to reign over Israel.

    So he started with his family, then a smaller group to lead and now Israel in it’s entirety. That is how God works. He gives us an opportunity and when we prove that we can handle that responsibility He widens the opportunity to a larger group of people. As we grow in our leadership, through the ability that God gives us, we are given more and more. But with greater opportunity comes greater responsibility and great accountability, so we must keep faithful in all the areas so that we are balanced in our growth.

    We find as David grew in his responsibility, each of these groups that he led, brought him closer to the purpose that God had anointed him for, to be king over Israel. We must not despise the small things because they are preparing us for greater things in the Kingdom of God.

  19. 6. At one point, David and his army marched to Jerusalem to fight the Jebusites who lived there. The Jebusites felt secure behind their walls and were sure David could not enter into the city. They jeered, “Even the blind and the lame could defend this city against you.”

    7. Despite the taunts, David and his army managed to capture the fortress of Zion, which became the city of David. Voice

    Don’t worry about what the enemy says! David proved here as well as during his battle with Goliath, who was taunting him as well: when God is with you, victory is on your side.

  20. 2 Samuel 5:2 (NLT)
    “In the past, when Saul was our king, you were the one who really led the forces of Israel. And the LORD told you, You will be the shepherd of my people Israel. You will be Israel’s leader.”
    Ezekiel 34:23 (KJV) says, “And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.”

    Just as God made David the king and a shepherd over Israel to lead them, God gave us, POFW church, Pastor Watts to shepherd and to lead us.
    Jeremiah 3:15 (NLT) says, “And I will give you shepherds (pastors in KJV) after my own hear, who will guide you with knowledge and understanding.”
    Acts 20:28 (NLT) says, “So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock – his church, purchased with his own blood – over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders.

    Thank You JESUS for giving POFW church a Pastor and Shepherd after Your own heart!!

  21. “And David perceived that the Lord had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭5:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    David perceived that the Lord had established him king over Israel. Yes, the people had already made David their King but David still looked to God, making sure he was submitted and doing the will of God. We all have talents that can be used to contribute to the Kingdom but we must make sure we are submitted, giving room for God to use us.

    I thank God for the choice and pray we choose to sow into the Spirit rather than into our flesh.

  22. From Jewish Virtual Library
    Hebron: History & Overview
    Hebron (Al-Khalil in Arabic) is located 32 kilometers south of Jerusalem and is built on several hills and wadis, most of which run north-to-south. The Hebrew word Hebron is explained as being derived from the Hebrew word for friend (haver), a description for the Patriarch Abraham. The Arabic Al- Khalil, literally “the friend,” has a nearly identical derivation and also refers to Abraham (Ibrahim), whom Muslims similarly describe as the friend of God. Hebron is one of the oldest continually occupied cities in the world and has been a major focus of religious worship for over two millennia.
    The city’s history has been inseparably linked with the Cave of Machpelah, which the Patriarch Abraham purchased from Ephron the Hittite for 400 silver shekels (Genesis 23) as a family tomb. This was the first parcel of land owned by the Jewish people in their Promised Land. As recorded in Genesis, the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the Matriarchs Sarah, Rebekah and Leah, are buried there, and — according to a Jewish tradition — Adam and Eve are also buried there. God’s hand was on David and again was anointed
    King over Israel in Hebron. Abraham land there in the promised Land before the before the creation of the 12 tribes. Gen 13:18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD. Gen 23:2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. Gen. 23:19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. “Hebron”
    occurs 73 times times in 68 verses in the KJV

  23. 10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

    God’s people are often confident of their strength in the Lord. Confidence is important in our life, most of us in many times, we feel, not confident in us, but everything changes when we are confident, that our strength comes from the Lord. That’s what make us feel secure in Him. David grew great because his confidence was in the Lord, he learned to depend on God. That’s why the Lord was with him.
    In order for us to grow in the Lord, we must grow in His word. If we do that, we will grow to be great and the Lord will be with us in everything we do. Let’s us come near and grow in Him.

  24. 10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him

    David is very well know because he did great things. But those great things did not come without a price, nor did it happen overnight.

    He endured many test and trials, but he made it to greatness because the Lord was with Him!

    The more time we spend with Jesus, the greater we become.

  25. David worked with sheep when he conquered Goliath. He was young and small. He continued to grow in God and became king. David took charge and with the support of our Lord, “And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.” 2 Samuel 5:10

    Anything is possible with our Lord and Savior. Look at our POFW. I was attending a different church when Pastor Watts started out. For the last several years (since I have been there) our church keeps growing and God has helped to have many people Baptized in Jesus name and received the Holy Spirit. Even during the virus, people have been saved. We know God is with us as our Pastor is being led by Jesus. Thank you Pastor for following our Lord, as you are directing us to the righteous path!

  26. David then led his men to Jerusalem to fight against the Jebusites, the original inhabitants of the land who were living there. The Jebusites taunted David, saying, “You’ll never get in here! Even the blind and lame could keep you out!” For the Jebusites thought they were safe. But David captured the fortress of Zion, which is now called the City of David.
    2 Samuel 5:6‭-‬7 NLT

    As leaders you are always pushed by opposition
    But if we put our trust in Him we will always overcome. It’s not easy but resistance will always show you what your made of.

  27. 9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

    10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

  28. 10 And David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.

    The more we seek God the more filled up we are with favor to go do His works. Daily we must have less of us to have more of God in our lives. When others see us let them see God and His favor.

  29. 19 “And David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.”

    If you are going to inquire to the Lord about something better listen and do whatever he’s gonna ask you to do.

    24 “And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.”

    And then don’t hesitate just do it Don’t think about it just do it And see your life change forever.

    A.L.M.A.S.

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  30. 2 Samuel 5:20
    So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. “The lord did it!” David exclaimed. “He burst through my enemies like a raging flood!” So he named that place Baal-perazim (which means “the Lord who bursts through”).

    The closer you get to God, the closer you will be to your breakthrough. The Bible describes Him as “the Lord of Breakthroughs”. (1 Chronicles 14:10-11 NLT). people seek a breakthrough of some kind without first seeking the Lord. They need a turnaround in their finances, their health, their family, or their emotions, but they’re seeking the breakthrough by their own strength and ingenuity. This approach nearly always results in frustration—not because God doesn’t want you to have a breakthrough, but because He wants you to receive it from HIM. King David and other Biblical heroes discovered that God was their Source of every blessing and breakthrough. David understood that sheep cannot survive very long on their own—they need a shepherd, both to lead them to provision and to rescue them from danger. That’s why he joyfully proclaimed, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).

    But David also recognized that he had a role to play in seeking the Lord as his Provider and as the Lord of his breakthroughs. He wrote that “those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing” (Psalm 34:10). He saw that whatever breakthrough he needed, his REAL need was to “seek the Lord.” The Lord of Breakthroughs is wants you to draw near to Him. When you do, He promises to also draw near to you: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). And when you come boldly to His throne, He says you will “find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). As you seek the Lord of Breakthroughs and obey His instructions, your “Valley of Trouble” can become the very place where you have a fresh encounter with the One “who always leads us in triumph” (2 Corinthians 2:14). Don’t despair if your victory doesn’t come right away, nor be discouraged if you encounter a difficult battle before your breakthrough. And if you’re struggling to shake off the memories of past failures, remember what God’s Word says: “Though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again” (Proverbs 24:16 NIV). No matter how far, or how often, you may have fallen, the Lord of Breakthroughs will lift you up and give you victory!

  31. 4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    From when Samuel anointed David approx age 10, until he became king at approx age 30, David had to wait for his calling to come to pass.

    Many have been anointed to do great things in the Kingdom but with time we tend to get weary of the molding process that takes time.

    20 years of knowing what was to come, waiting on God but allowing God to transform him into the king Israel needed.

    Instead of asking the when’s, we need to embrace the path to prophetic fulfillment. Knowing God is in control.

  32. “So David asked the Lord, “Should I go out to fight the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?” The Lord replied to David, “Yes, go ahead. I will certainly hand them over to you.””(‭2 Samuel‬ ‭5:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

    We can learn from David by going to God first and seeking him for guidance and direction. Instead of taking matters into our own hands by thinking we don’t need Gods help but we can do it on our own.

  33. When you hear a sound like marching feet in the tops of the poplar trees, be on the alert! That will be the signal that the Lord is moving ahead of you to strike down the Philistine army.”
    2 Samuel 5:24 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/2sa.5.24.NLT

    Some people shake their heads when hearing that we may pray before any big decisions. But you see here the importance! God even gave David a signal for when to execute the plan properly! And He will do the same for us!! I’m thankful for a God that is in every detail!!

  34. 10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

    This is the testimony we should all aim for, that God is with us. I don’t want to do anything without God being with me. He is my strength and my God.

    When God is with you, you can do all things through him. He will lead and guide you. As long as you abide by his word, he will give you the strength you need to move forward. There is no God like our God.

  35. 7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

    There will be some things we have to take. Some blessings we have to war for. Some souls that we have to battle over.

    Those blessings, those souls, we will hold dearest…

  36. 10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

    We can all learn a lot from the life of David. From the process, that took years, to his humanity, and even self preservation when he acted with insanity to confuse his enemy that he could survive, to his warrior like attitude. He wasnt a man that just have up. The thing that made the difference is that he went on and grew. Many go on and dont learn anything from their trails and process and thus they dont seem to grow. Many just quit with it gets hard. Yet in all this, was the most important, that the Lord was with him. In order to have the Lord with you, you must first make room. If you have filled your day with tasks, you mind with things and you heart with troubles, what room then do you live for Jesus? So as you go on, make room, and allow God to he the one they guides and helps you develop and grow.

  37. 4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    David was a young king not the youngest in the Bible yet he was young. When God anoints us He doesn’t make mistakes regardless of our age and others God knows what He’s doing. We should have a level of respect for those That God is raising up as young leaders. We should support them with our wisdom and be wise in our council to them. Understanding that God is ordering their steps.

  38. 10David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts (armies), was with him. AMP

    The Lord was with David! We can do many things on our own with talent, some may actually be profitable. However, it is far more worth it to do it with the Lord! Be greater with the Lord, then just great by yourself.

  39. 9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

    10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

  40. 10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

    And David went on
    Sometimes we gotta get over our mishaps and mess ups and go on with our walk with God. It’s a marathon not a sprint so you can’t expect to be perfect over night. We have to be consistent with reading our bibles, consistent with praying, consistent with teaching the lost and consistent with fasting.

  41. 3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel.
    4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    David was appointed and anointed. To be seen as good and appointed by others goes such a long way and says so much.

    9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.
    10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.
     
    David invested himself and with that his investments grew. Not only did he invest in things for himself but he also invested in his time and relationship with God. When you invest in God, He invests back into you. “. . . the Lord God of hosts was with him.” Invest in your own relationship with God and let it be said that the Lord God of hosts is with you. What a good compliment? Always invest your time, talents, and money in your relationship with Him.

  42. “David and his men immediately set out for Jerusalem to take on the Jebusites, who lived in that country. But they said, “You might as well go home! Even the blind and the lame could keep you out. You can’t get in here!” They had convinced themselves that David couldn’t break through.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭5:6‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    There will always be nay-sayers all throughout every chapter in your life. But don’t let them stop you for doing what you know you’re called to do, stand up straight and with God prove them wrong. David didn’t allow the taunting of the Jebusites stop him from taking over their land, instead it pushed him to do it even more because he had the support of his people and God in his side. With people in your corner and a will to persevere there should t be any reason why the naysayers should hold you back.

  43. 13The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the LORD with these words:

    All were in unison to make beautiful music. Imagine if everyone played their instrument anyway they wanted. The sound would be awful, no beat, no rhythm. To sound great, instruments and singers all coordinate and practice together to deliver the best music experience we can hear, especially for God.

  44. “David became greater and greater, for the LORD, the God of hosts (armies), was with him.
    2 Samuel‬ ‭5:10

    David allowed god to be with him through it all. God was his right hand man. He allowed god to show him the way. A lot of the times we try and do things in our own but fail to realize that we need god to help us through it all. God sees and knows all. We must be willing to allow him to show us the way.

  45. “Then all the tribes of Israel went to David at Hebron and told him, “We are your own flesh and blood. In the past, when Saul was our king, you were the one who really led the forces of Israel. And the Lord told you, ‘You will be the shepherd of my people Israel. You will be Israel’s leader.’” So there at Hebron, King David made a covenant before the Lord with all the elders of Israel. And they anointed him king of Israel.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭5:1-3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    It’s sad that the tribes only turned to David when their previous choice was taken away. On the same principle, it’s sad when Christians only really recognized Jesus as king when other choices crumble. We should choose Jesus outright, not just when other options fail.

  46. The math is simple in this one

    “And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭5:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Folks are always looking for “ the secret to success”, look no further. David grew great because…. the Lord was with him. There is no secret here. If you wish to be mightily used if God, just get in his presence first. When God returns the gesture and wants to hang out with you , secret revealed, you will be great.

  47. “But David went right ahead and captured the fortress of Zion, known ever since as the City of David. That day David said, “To get the best of these Jebusites, one must target the water system, not to mention this so-called lame and blind bunch that David hates.” (In fact, he was so sick and tired of it, people coined the expression, “No lame and blind allowed in the palace.”) David and his men immediately set out for Jerusalem to take on the Jebusites, who lived in that country. But they said, “You might as well go home! Even the blind and the lame could keep you out. You can’t get in here!” They had convinced themselves that David couldn’t break through.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭5:6-8‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    When we boast in ourselves is when we become defeated.

    The people here began to boast in their pride and it clouded their view. David could and did defeat them. Then he drove them out.

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