David, a man after God’s own Heart
David was Israel’s greatest king and when he ruled the nation reached its zenith. I love that the Bible tells the story of men and women and doesn’t paint it a rosy picture. The Bible gives us all there is about all they’ve done…warts and all. Maybe the fact that the Bible is transparent gives us sinners who still struggle every day some hope. David committed adultery, then a conspiracy to commit murder and then premeditated murder, yet God called him a man after His own heart because it was said of him “he will do everything I want him to do” (Acts 13:22). Could God say that of me? I doubt that very much. The Psalmist said of David, “I have found David my servant” (Psalm 89:20) and David so pleased God that He told him that his throne would be established forever. This is why David said, “He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever” (2 Samuel 7:13).