This past Sunday, we ended our series on the life of David, twenty-two sermons in all. I don’t know about you – I’ll miss him, but I’ll never forget him. As we said at the beginning of our study of this remarkable man, he hits the highest highs and some of the lowest lows. He is warrior, poet, king, shepherd, musician, husband, father, cheater, friend, & passionate worshipper of God. He is Bo Jackson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jack Welch & Eric Clapton all rolled into one. He is the Renaissance Man.
As I look back over our study though, what stands out most about David is his heart. The prophet Samuel advised Saul that God was seeking a man after his own heart as his replacement. (1 Samuel 13:14) He found him in a young, obscure, shepherd-boy named David. Oh, he needed some honing, to be sure. And, he wasn’t perfect. But in the end, he turned out to be quite a guy, not because he was talented, (and he was) but because he had the right heart. That’s something to think about.
What stands out most about David to you?