7 David then took up residence in the fortress, and so it was called the City of David.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 11:7

Commentary on 1 Chronicles 11:1-9

(Read 1 Chronicles 11:1-9)

David was brought to possess the throne of Israel after he had reigned seven years in Hebron, over Judah only. God's counsels will be fulfilled at last, whatever difficulties lie in the way. The way to be truly great, is to be really useful, to devote all our talents to the Lord.