David – “A Man After God’s Own Heart”

By P Chong                                       Wed.24 Mar. 2010

David & Goliath

“And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and

that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of His people Israel.“~ 1 Chronicles 14:2

Much have been written & known of David slaying the giant Goliath as a shepherd boy

or how he usurped  his captain’s wife, Bathsheba.

Strangely enough, David, who was credited as “a man after God’s own heart” was far from perfect. He was  sinful and yet God blessed him. He commited adultery and even murder just so he could have Bathsheba. Handpicked by God to be King of Israel when he was just a shepherd boy, his life was mixed with both tribulations and triumph.

Certainly, David received blessings from God not because he was perfect and deserved it, though he was a great military strategist. Or that he ascribed his Psalms and Songs to God. God never blesses an individual solely exclusively for his sake. God blessed David essentially for the sake of His people Israel. This is the important lesson that David learnt. Each one of us is called by God to be a blessing unto others.

David underwent great trials and tribulations. Pursued by King Saul and even by his own son Absalom, he was living largely a fugitive life. His family life was topsy-turvy. But he never failed to turn his heart to God’s own heart despite his perils. and trouble.David’s repentance was truly genuine and God’s blessings flowed from him to His people.

Be a blessing unto others. God’s blessings should bear spiritual fruits that others can harvest from. Blessings shared and freely flowing unto others are manifested manifold. To you, as in Numbers 6:24-26 ~

“The LORD bless you and keep you;

The LORD make His face shine upon you

And be gracious to you;

The LORD turn his face toward you

And give you peace.”


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