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Why King David is Called A Man After God's Heart?
Why King David is Called A Man After God's Heart
" The Lord forbid that I should do such thing to my master, the Lord's anointed, or lift my hands against him, for he is the anointed of the Lord. "
I Samuel 24:5
An intense jealousy for David had filled Saul's heart since David's victory over Goliath. From then on, he sought means to kill David. Saul had been obsessed with power. He did not want to give up his seat as king. Aware that David was the Lord's choice to be the next king of Israel , Saul sought means that David be killed . King Saul considered David as the major threat to his throne. He wanted to cling on to power.
Darkness conquered Saul's heart , it is filled with obsession for power , jealousy, hatred, selfcenteredness, selfish ambitions, and all sorts of evil desires. He tirelessly sought means for David's destruction, But Saul always failed in his attempts of killing David, for the Lord is with David, the man after God's heart.
David became aware of Saul's desire to kill him. There were many times when Saul's life was given into David's hands but David never touched him because in David's eyes he was the Lord's anointed. David indeed has a very beautiful heart , indeed he has very great reverence for God. He cannot touch the Lord's anointed. Saul had done David so much evil , but David continued to honor him. He did not seek revenge or did not take advantage of the circumstances. He honored Saul because he honored God. Above all.
That's why I believe he is called " A man after God's heart