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Why King David Was Called A Man After God's Own Heart

King David was referred to as a man after God's Own heart. David was the second king in the land of Israel.

Who is a man or woman after God's own heart? A man or a woman after God's own heart is a person whose life is in harmony with God, a person who has surrender his or her life completely to the will and way of the Lord.

The story of King David, Uriah's wife and Uriah can be found in the book of 1 Samuel chapter 11verses 5 to 27. King David saw Uriah's wife, Bathsheba, while taking her bath, he sent for her and made love to her. "... David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the of king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was beautiful to look upon. And David sent messangers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her.. and she returned unto her house." 2 Samuel 2-4). Mind you, her husband, Uriah was at war zone fighting for his country home, Isreal.

Sooner or later, Bathsheba discovered she had conceived, she complained to King David. The King masterminded the killing of Uriah and took over his wife, Bathsheba. No sooner David perpetrated these grievous sins than God sent His prophet, Nathan to King David. When David sins and the judgement of God for his sins were revealed to him by the prophet of God, David did something, he humbled himself, confessed his sins to God, repented and asked for God's forgiveness. He seek the face of the LORD, he never challenged the authority of the prophet of God.

King David possessed a very unique quality in his life, whenever his attentions were called to his iniquities and shortcomings, he would never make any excuses like his predecessor, King Saul, he would take responsibility for his actions, cried to God and asked for forgiveness, no wonder, despite the fact that he committed adultery and murder, he was still referred to as a man of God's own heart. A broken spirit and contrite heart, the Lord will not despise.

Moral lessons from the above story:

The gravity of your sin doesn't matter before God, what matters is your humble heart and willingness to confess, repent and forsake your sinful life.

Moreso, it is not the gravity of one's sin that will take one to hell fire but the failure of one to confess, repent and forsake of one's sin. You see, God will never despises a broken spirit and contrite heart.

May God give you heart of repentance, in the name of Jesus Christ

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