Today we are going to be talking about a person that is very important. David was a man that was after God’s own heart. Let’s look at few things in which would reveal why such a statement can be made.
VERSE PASSAGE: Acts 13:22 “After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.” – NIV
“A Man After God’s Own Heart”
The following words describe the heart of David as seen in his own writings.
1. A Humble Heart
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 62:9 “Lowborn men are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie; if weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.” – NIV
2. A Reverent Heart
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 18:3 “I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.” – NIV
3. A Respectful Heart
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 31:9 “Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief.” – NIV
4. A Trusting Heart
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 27:1 “The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” – NIV
5. A Loving Heart
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 18:1 “I love you, O Lord, my strength.” – NIV
6. A Devoted Heart
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 4:7 “You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.” – NIV
7. A Heart of Recognition
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 9:1 “I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.” – NIV
8. A Faithful Heart
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” – NIV
9. A Obedient Heart
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 119:34 “Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.” – NIV
10. A Repentant Heart
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 25:11 “For the sake of your name, O Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.” – NIV
After reading these pieces that are apart of David’s heart. We can see clearly how this could very well be a man after God’s own heart. David’s example is truly an amazing map for how we are to live our life as Christians. These are key elements that every Christian needs.
God bless you my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
Copyright © 2018 by Jacob D. Olinger