“One Year Bible” Old Testament History Passage
II Samuel 4:1-6:23
“So David went on and became great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.” II Samuel 5:10 (NKJV)
At last, David had arrived. His prophecies had come true. He was now King of Israel. Long years before, Samuel had first anointed him. Numerous times he had known and been told that this was his destiny. The big day had finally come and David was fully anointed “king over all Israel” (II Sam. 5:3).
This, however, was not an ending, but it really was a huge BEGINNING. David’s first act as king of all Israel was to remove an enemy stronghold in the midst of the nation. At Jerusalem, a small band of Jebusites had built an almost impenetrable defense in defiance of David’s rule. The Jebusites were not a strong people. In fact, Scripture says that their little band was made up of “blind and lame” (II Sam. 5:6).
This is indicative of those strongholds in our lives that defy the rule of King Jesus. They are really not strong, but they are well defensed and seem as if they can never be dislodged.
David’s first act was to go after this long-standing stronghold. He deplored the presence of such defiance in his kingdom. In fact, as soon as he took this stronghold, he renamed it. He called it the City of David. There may be areas in your life that defy the rule of God. We are to be like David. Take those strongholds and make them YOUR GROUND!
As a result, the Bible says that David “went on and became great.” He kept gaining new ground. You can do that too. It is the future God is even now delivering to you!