God Himself transferred the royal power from Saul to David. This is one of the foundation stones of the subsequent messianic prophecies and longings. The coming Messiah will be of David’s line! The Chronicler majors on David’s faith – the positive aspects of his reign and life. Everyone knew the failures. The Lord was with David in a way unique! David’s kingdom depended on these mighty men. What is our need of people of such might in our congregation?
“Now these are the chiefs of David’s mighty men, who gave him strong support in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.” v10
As a young fellow, here was a genealogy with teeth! Battle-hardened warriors, defending against impossible odds, bravery and heroics like a fantasy novel!
While this speaks a little to my proclivity to find certain content easier to latch hold of, these are important verses for everyone.
In the church today we don’t have mighty men of battle. Or do we?
It’s not a blood-thirsty beserker man today, not skilled with sword and bow.
But there is a battle.
And look at what God’s word says about these mighty men, of David, “… who gave him strong support in his kingdom,”.
They gave the king strong support in furthering/establishing his kingdom!
This is what we are to do as followers of Jesus! We are to be mighty! Not of ourselves, nothing of us, but in Him! Working to establish God’s kingdom (which Jesus is always building, He builds, we do as He says).
Praise God that we can be a part of His kingdom-building! And let’s look forward to that great day approaching, when we will be together with Him in glory!