Today’s passage is 1 Chronicles 18:1-17. Let’s go!
1 Chronicles 18:6 (NIV)
6 He put garrisons in the Aramean kingdom of Damascus, and the Arameans became subject to him and brought tribute. The LORD gave David victory everywhere he went.
On verses 1-17: In these verses we see David facing many different enemies (Philistines in verse 1, Moabites in verse 2, Hadadezer of Zobah in verses 3-4, Arameans in verse 5-6, Amalekites in verse 11, Edomites in verses 12-13). But in each case David overcomes with God’s help. As verses 6 and 13 say, “The Lord gave David victory wherever he went”. It’s a reminder that in this world you may face all kinds of trouble, but with the Lord’s help, you can overcome each of them. For in Christ you are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). Blessed are those who internalize David’s words in Psalm 18:29: “With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall”, which is another way of saying, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)