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.”
Here is a list of names of battle-hardened warriors, defending against impossible odds – Bravery and heroic deeds in abundance.
In the church today, do we have mighty folk of battle?
Perhaps there isn’t a need to be skilled with sword and bow.
But there is a battle.
Look at what these mighty men did for David,
“… Who gave him strong support in his kingdom,”
Do we give our King Jesus strong support in His kingdom?
He is the forever and always King (so has no need of our support to make Him a king), and He builds His kingdom, always Him – But are we supporting His church, each of us, brothers and sisters, being as the mighty men were?
* Dear God,
Thank You that we are a part of Your kingdom, and that we join together as branches of the vine, growing onwards in fruitfulness and blossom.
We look forward to that great day approaching, when we will be together with You in glory.
Amen, Lord hasten that day.