David realized that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that he had elevated his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.
[2 Sam 5:12 NET]
All good gift’s come to us from God.
Does the wind waft our bark forward? God sent the wind. Do friends help us to get onward and upward? God gave us the friends. Are there favourable circumstances in our lives and happy outcomes from our ventures? God shaped the circumstances.
Then whatever prosperity God gives us, He gives it that with it we may bless the world. The honor He puts upon us is not a bit of laurel for our own brow, but is bestowed for the sake of others. Joys are bestowed that the world may get the brightness, the joy, and the inspiration.
“God sent His singers upon earth,
With songs of gladness and of mirth,
That they might touch the hearts of men,
And bring them back to heaven again.”