After God’s Heart

After God’s Heart

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The Bible says that David was a man after God’s heart. This chapter gives us insights into why God was so pleased.

First, David was a warrior (v. 1), willing to serve in any situation, fight any battle, and face any foe. Based on his relationship with God, he was confident that He always was with him.

He also was a man of principle, who sought to do the right thing, not just to benefit himself. This trait could surprise others, such as the Amalekite who claimed to have killed Saul. Surely, he thought, this must have been good news. But, to David, he had done something unthinkable by destroying the Lord’s anointed (v. 14).

David, too, was sensitive and compassionate – a poet and musician. He was willing to express his emotions openly. After chanting a lament, he instructed that this be taught to the people of Judah (v. 18). David didn’t want Saul to be remembered for his flaws but for the good things that he had done. Saul and his son Jonathan were the mighty who had fallen.

Think about these characteristics. If you want to be a person after God’s heart, seek to follow David’s example. Serve God faithfully, boldly, and without fear. Be a person of principle, committed to obeying Him in every situation. Never give in to compromise. Seek to show concern for others. Be sensitive and caring. Always be ready to do God’s will (Acts 13:22).