What david says

Acts 13:22 says, “After Saul was removed, he made David his king. He testified about him: ‘I have found a man after David’s heart in my heart. He will do everything I want him to do. ‘

The following words describe David’s heart as seen in his own writings:

(All verses New International Version)

Humble. The lowly men are only one tail, the high children are just one lie. If weighed in the balance, they are nothing. Together they are just one tail. Psalm 62: 9

Repentant – I pray to the Lord, which is praiseworthy, and I am saved from my enemies. Psalm 18: 3

Respect – Have mercy on me, Lord, because I am in trouble. My eyes are weak with grief, my soul and my body with sorrow. Psalm 31: 9

Trust – The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life. Who should I fear? Psalm 27: 1

Beloved – Lord, my strength, I love you. Psalm 18: 1

Beloved – You have filled my heart with more joy when their grains and new wine are more abundant. Psalm 4: 7

Recognize – Lord, I will praise You with all my heart. I will tell you about all your wonders. Psalm 9: 1

Faithful – Surely goodness and love will follow me all my life, and I will be in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23: 6

Obedient – Let me understand, and I will obey your law and obey it wholeheartedly. Psalm 119: 34

Repentant – For your name’s sake, Lord, forgive my sin, though this is a big deal. Psalm 25:11

David’s example is a roadmap for how we live our lives.

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