“So David went out wherever Saul sent him, and prospered; and Saul set him over the men of war. And it was pleasing in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul’s servants” (1 Sam. 18:5).
David prospered not by his own merit, but by obeying God all the days of his life. He did not desire great things, but God alone. And, God exalted him from being the smallest to being the greatest in the kingdom. This not only pleased him, but also those around him. His prosperity was not only in wealth, but most importantly in winning the hearts of the people and in securing a dwelling place with God.