"We are yours, O David, and with you, O son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, and peace to your helpers! For your God helps you" (v18). The “mighty men” who came to join David’s band were crucial in his rise to the throne. God sent David bowmen who could shoot right or left-handed, as well as “mighty and experienced warriors, expert with shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions and who were swift as gazelles” (v8). United under David, these men formed “an army of God” (v22).
Not even the shepherd-warrior David could accomplish God’s purposes alone (v23). Only together, using all our gifts, can we “stand firm” against the enemy (Eph 6).