2 Samuel 5:10
And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.
There are men who go on and grow great, among or above their fellows, while the Lord is not with them. Such growth and greatness are neither to be desired nor to be admired. Again, there are men with whom the Lord is, who do not go on, as they might go: and there are yet more of them who do not grow great by their doings, or by the Lord's planning. Having the Lord with us, is the chief thing. Going on is the thing of next importance; that is, going on, while the Lord is with us. Growing great, is of least importance; but if a man is to grow great, let him see to it that he does not grow away from the Lord, and that he has the Lord with him in all his going and in all his growing.
(H. Clay Trumbull.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.