After God's Own Heart

After God’s Own Heart – 4

May 14, 2023

I Samuel 16

Today, Samuel anoints David as king.  David was:

  • Son of Jesse
  • Skillful in playing music
  • A mighty man of valor
  • A man of war
  • Prudent in speech
  • Handsome
  • The Lord was with him

Another summary statement was Samuel’s report of the Lord’s assessment:  he was “a man after [God’s] own heart ( I Sam 13:14).  This was a stark contrast to Saul, David’s predecessor who repeatedly departed from God’s ways.  David was by no means a perfect man.  But despite his flaws, he kept turning toward the Lord for guidance, help, and forgiveness.  He was God’s choice to solidly establish a monarchy to last forever (2 Sam 7:12-16).