Song # 1086.1 from Our Gospel In Song Collection by Col Johnston. We read in the Book of 1 Chronicles in chapter 18, that the Lord gave David victory everywhere he went.
David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its surrounding villages from the control of the Philistines (1 Chronicles 18:1). David also defeated the Moabites, and they became subject to him and brought tribute (1 Chronicles 18:2). Moreover, David fought Hadadezer king of Zobah, as far as Hamath, when he went to establish his control along the Euphrates River (1 Chronicles 18:3). David captured a thousand of his chariots, seven thousand charioteers and twenty thousand foot soldiers (1 Chronicles 18:4). When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty two thousand of them (1 Chronicles 18:5). 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 (1 Chronicles 18:6). David took the gold shields carried by the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 18:7). From towns that belonged to Hadadezer, David took a great quantity of bronze, which Solomon used to make the bronze Sea, the pillars and various bronze articles (1 Chronicles 18:8). When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer king of Zobah (1 Chronicles 18:9), he sent his son Hadoram to King David to greet him and congratulate him on his victory in battle over Hadadezer, who had been at war with Tou. Hadoram brought all kinds of articles of gold and silver and bronze (1 Chronicles 18:10). King David dedicated these articles to the Lord, as he had done with the silver and gold he had taken from all these nations: Edom and Moab, the Ammonites and the Philistines and Amalek (1 Chronicles 18:11). Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt (1 Chronicles 18:12). He put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The Lord gave David victory everywhere he went (1 Chronicles 18:13).
Thought for today: trust in God today, and prepare for your tomorrow.
Thought for the future: a Christian’s inheritance is “for ever” guaranteed. Where will you spend your eternity?