avid raised to the throne. (1-9) A list of David's mighty
Verses 1-9: David was brought to possess the throne of Israel after he
had reigned seven years in Hebron, over Judah only. God's
counsels will be fulfilled at last, whatever difficulties lie in
the way. The way to be truly great, is to be really useful, to
devote all our talents to the Lord.
Verses 10-47: An account is given of David's worthies, the great men
who served him. Yet David reckoned his success, not as from the
mighty men that were with him, but from the mighty God, whose
presence is all in all. In strengthening him, they strengthened
themselves and their own interest, for his advancement was
theirs. We shall gain by what we do in our places for the
support of the kingdom of the Son of David; and those that are
faithful to Him, shall find their names registered much more to
their honour, than these are in the records of fame.