There's an intriguing phrase that appears at the beginning & end of David's kingship (2Samuel 4:9 & 1Kings 1:29), hanging like an unfurled banner over his life and times. It reveals why David & his kingdom succeeded and survived. Not because of his physical prowess or military might. But because of God, who time-and-time again, delivered him... "OUT OF EVERY ADVERSITY"! We will marvel at David's covenant God, Yahweh, and His faithfulness in mercifully delivering king & people in spite of their failings.