1 Chronicles 27

* David's military force. (1-15) Princes and officers. (16-34)

1-15 In the kingdoms of this world readiness for war forms a

security for peace; in like manner, nothing so much encourages

Satan's assaults as to be unwatchful. So long as we stand armed

with the whole armour of God, in the exercise of faith, and

preparation of heart for the conflict, we shall certainly be

safe, and probably enjoy inward peace.
16-34 The officers of the court, or the rulers of the king's

substance, had the oversight and charge of the king's tillage,

his vineyards, his herds, his flocks, which formed the wealth of

eastern kings. Much of the wisdom of princes is seen in the

choice of their ministry, and common persons show it in the

choice of their advisers. David, though he had all these about

him, preferred the word of God before them all. Thy testimonies

are my delight and my counsellors.

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