(David prays) You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant. .You, O Lord God, have spoken it, and with Your blessing let the house of Your servant be blessed forever. 2 Samuel 7:28,29

True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie. It is enough that God has said it. A. W. Tozer

King David dedicated . to the Lord, . the silver and gold from all the nations he had subdued (for the future temple which he was not allowed to build). 2 Samuel 8:11

A Christian ought to recognize the limits of his gift and to labor within those bounds. Watchman Nee, 1903-72, Chinese Christian evangelist and author

(David went from victory to victory possessing the Land God promised to Abraham). And the Lord helped David wherever he went. 2 Samuel 8:14

Unless God has raised you up for this very thing [abolishing the slave trade] you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be with you who can be against you. John Wesley, letter to William Wilberforce 10 days before Wesley's death

So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered judgment and justice to all his people. 2 Samuel 8:15

(Remember David had to fight against the same people he is now ruling)

Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others and to forgive quickly.


Now David said, "Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?" 2 Samuel 9:1

There comes a time when God brings to memory obligations of the past and calls us to act.