Reflection on 2 Samuel 5:1-10


David became more and more powerful because the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies was with him.


The tribes of Israel come to David and anoint him as their king. He had already been king of Judah for seven and a half years and he would reign over the united kingdom for another 33 years.

David then goes to Jerusalem and captures it from the Jebusites. David makes the fortress his home and calls it the City of David.

David becomes more powerful because of the blessing of God.


The blessing of God brings a particular favour to move forward in our work, relationships, finances, indeed every part of our life.

In many ways there was nothing our of the ordinary about David. His success was entirely due to God’s favour.

How do we experience God’s favour? For David, the key was an intimate relationship with the Lord. He was known as a worshipper who was passionate in his love for the Lord.

When we worship God with our whole heart and devote ourselves to a passionate, intimate relationship with Him, obeying Him in all things, then we know God’s favour.


Lord help me to set you at the centre of all things so that I can walk in your favour. Amen.


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