David was born in Bethlehem to Jesse and his wife, who were both from the tribe of Judah. David’s parents loved him very much and took good care of him. When David was just a teenager, his father sent him to tend sheep on the nearby hillsides.
While he was there, David would play his harp for God and sing praises to Him every day. He often asked God to help him know what His will was for his life because, as a boy living with his parents in their house in Bethlehem, there wasn’t much opportunity for adventure or glory (1 Samuel 16).
King David was a man after God’s own heart.
The Bible says that David was a man after God’s own heart. What does that mean?
In the Bible, we read about many people who were special to God. Some of them were prophets like Elijah and Isaiah; others were kings like Saul and David. But only one king was called “a man after God’s own heart”: King David. Why?
It’s because he loved God more than anyone else did! He obeyed Him completely, even when it was difficult or dangerous; he listened carefully when God spoke through His prophets; and he always followed His commands without question or complaint–even though other people around him sometimes did not agree with what they thought was right or wrong in these situations (for example: when Samuel told Saul not to kill all those prisoners from war).
King David was a great leader.
King David was a great leader. He was a military strategist, diplomat, and king who ruled over Israel for 40 years. He was also a man of God who loved to worship God with all his heart, mind, and strength (see 1 Chron 28:9).
King David had many qualities that made him successful in all these areas:
- He had integrity – King David always told the truth even when it would be easier not to do so;
- He was humble – although he had been anointed king by Samuel at God’s command (1 Sam 16-17), he did not let this go to his head but instead remained humble before God;
King David was a man of prayer.
There are many reasons why God chose King David to be the king of Israel. One of them was that he was a man of prayer.
David often prayed, even when he didn’t have anything specific to ask God for. He also fasted regularly, which means that he would go without food and water for a period of time as an act of devotion and worship towards God (2 Samuel 12:16).
David’s life is a great example of how God can use someone who regularly seeks Him in prayer and fasting.
David was a humble man.
David was humble. He did not think he was better than other people, even though he had been chosen to be king and was a special man of God.
This made him a good leader because he was not arrogant. He knew that he did not have all the answers, and this made him humble.
David was also a good leader because he was not afraid to do what was right. He stood up for God and his people even when it cost him dearly. When King Saul ordered David to kill innocent people, David refused because he knew that killing innocent people was wrong.
David loved the Lord with all his heart and soul.
David was a man of prayer. He loved to be in the presence of God, and he sought Him out daily. David knew that if he wanted anything from God, he had to go directly to Him with it. This is why he spent so much time meditating on Scripture and praying for guidance and wisdom from above.
David was also humble in his own eyes; he did not seek fame or fortune but rather desired only what would bring glory to God’s name (1 Samuel 16:7). This selfless attitude made him an excellent leader because it enabled him to make wise decisions based solely on what was best for his people instead of what would benefit himself personally or politically as king over Israel.
God wanted David to build a temple where He could dwell with His people.
God wanted David to build a temple where He could dwell with His people. God’s desire for a place where He could be worshipped was not fulfilled in the tabernacle or Solomon’s temple but rather in David’s temple.
God chose David because he was righteous and pure before Him (1 Chron. 22:8).
It is important to note that God chose David to build a temple where He could dwell with His people. David was not chosen because he was the best man for the job; indeed, he wasn’t even a carpenter! Rather, God chose him because he was righteous and pure before Him (1 Chron. 22:8).
It’s no wonder that the Bible says David was a man after God’s own heart. He led his nation with integrity and compassion, and he spent time worshiping the Lord every day. His legacy will be remembered forever because God loved him so much!