David built up the city and became more and more powerful because the Lord Almighty was with him.
On my recent trip to Jerusalem, we looked at an excavation site which experts believe to be remains of the City of David. We stood where David lived as King. It’s on the side of a hill looking down on a beautiful section of Jerusalem. We looked down upon the rooftops below us just like David would have done when he saw Bathsheba.
The stories of David reverberated in my head as I looked out over David’s beloved Jerusalem.
First Chronicles tells us that the Lord Almighty was with David and he became more and more powerful. Today, regular people like us don’t become more and more powerful by amassing armies and plunder.
We become more and more powerful as our witness to the power of God in our lives grows – when our faith becomes a rock which never waivers and cannot be moved. Our power grows because God is with us all day, in every situation and we can feel him supernaturally moving through us.
And we grow more like Jesus who has all of the power.
Thank you, dear God!