David’s Heart

Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul. So he sent David away from him and gave him command over a thousand men, and David led the troops in their campaigns. In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. 1 Samuel 18:12-14

David has been anointed to be the next king of Israel, but his time is not yet come. In the meantime David’s endears himself to the people through his military exploits which are loved by all Israel and Judah. The key to David’s success during this time? The Lord was with him! We are anointed by the Lord, not to be king, but at a minimum to do good works. Is our attitude like David’s? David wasn’t king yet as anointed to be, but he is effective in leading his troops to victories, gaining their support and allegiance. Despite being anointed as the next king, he holds up King Saul as the Lord’s anointed, never thinking to harm or betray Saul. When Saul is removed in God’s timing, David will be king, until then David faithfully fulfills the position God has him in. David could do this only through his complete trust in God. It is no wonder that God describes David as having a heart after God’s heart; David would do everything God wants him to do. One day we will either be called home to the Lord or at the sound of the trumpet we will meet Him in the air. Until then, may your heart be like David’s.