David was a great general and king. He experienced both great success as well as great failure. But what characterized David’s response to God over a lifetime?

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      Terry
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      David had a heart for God. He moved the Ark of the Covenant to Israel to reestablish God’s throne. God promised that the throne would always belong to one of his heirs.

    • #95301838
      Donna
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      David was “a man after God’s own heart”. More than anything God cares about the condition of the heart. David loved the Lord with all his heart and he sang, danced and played beautiful music to show it. Pride, lust and selfishness led him astray. David recognized the only way back to God was to humble himself and repent. He knew God would forgive him although he would still have to pay the consequences of his sin.

    • #95301686
      Ken
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      David’s greatest quality was a heart that was open to hear from God even when it was a time of rebuke from the Lord to which he repented.

    • #95300931
      Cory
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      David always had a heart for God. Although, he sinned and had failures along the way, he repented and desired to continue to have a relationship with and follow God. He was convicted of his sins and called out to God. Between the highs and lows, he remained faithful to God and obedient to God the best he knew how.

    • #95300380
      Terry
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      The Bible tells us that he was a man after God’s own heart yet because he was human he sinned and had to face the consequences of his sins.

    • #95297303
      Pam
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      David was very much a man of God but like all men he was subject to sin. God forgave him. David was a man after Gods own heart.

    • #95295966
      Antoinette
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      David loved, obeyed and worshipped God, buy when David took his off of God to fulfill the desires of the flesh, David failed. Overall, God still identifies him as a man after his own heart.

    • #95292132
      Kathleen
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      David faithfully followed God, God blessed him. When he disobeyed God, he was punished. But David had a covenant with God which promised one of his heirs would sit on Israel’s throne.

    • #95290387
      Auttumn
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      David loved God and was faithful to Him in the beginning of his reign. David eventually let his own humanity take over him too much as he began to reject God. He disobeyed God and went after his own flesh. This ended up being the beginning of his demise. David was just a man, but when he began to turn away from God, he lost all that he had and the anointing of God.

    • #95289739
      Stan
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      While David obeyed and followed God, he enjoyed great success. His failure came from his disobedience to God’s commandments and when he sinned by killing Uriah and having sex with his wife Bathsheba – there were consequences to pay but after he repented God forgave him. David was a man after God’s own heart and serves as a great example to the rest of us. A very powerful lesson indeed.

    • #95287203
      Lisa
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      He was faithful and a man after God’s own heart. Even when he sinned and was punished for it, he knew that God was righteous.

    • #95286589
      Lydia
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      David is a wonderful example of knowing and worshiping God and still being human! We can all take cheer away from this story and the faithfulness of David. No matter what he did wrong, he always knew that God was there waiting for him to repent and move forward in his life.

    • #95285750
      Robert
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      He always gave God praise regardless of the circumstances.

    • #95285736
      Taylor Burkit
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      What characterized David’s response to God was his heart for God. He would turn to God.

    • #95283956
      J.j
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      David had a heart for God, he tried to do what was right also proving that he was human

    • #95283454
      William
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      Even though David was a king, the king of God’s chose people, David always came to God with humility and a longing to be close to Him. Even when David sins and is confronted about that sin, he humbly says that he sinned against God. David’s sins were taken away but not their consequences.

    • #95280329
      Gaylene
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      David was a great general and king. He experienced both great success as well as great failure. But what characterized David’s response to God over a lifetime?

      For King David great success and great adversity promoted great writing. It was in the times of great adversity both personal and in his reign as a king we find the writings in Psalms the ways he responded in times of adversity. We see in these ancient writings the close relationship David had with God. And while David was not perfect and succumbed to the temptations of sin, he still called on God for help and relied on God for guidance and encouragement;

      King David never lost sight of God’s help. When he was in the depths of grief, provoked by his enemies and in great danger David knew he had nowhere else to God by to God. (Ps. 3: 1-3) “O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; many are saying of my soul, ‘There is no salvation for him in God.’ But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.”

      King David waited on the Lord. In Psalm 27:4 “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; and wait for the Lord!” King David expressed humility and submission to God’s will in the hope of better times.

      David worshiped. (Psalm 40:8) “Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.” David praised God and gave thanks especially in times of difficulty.

      Whether David chose to follow God’s will or chose the path of disobedience his relationship with God was still very strong and he never doubted God’s love for him. This psalm is a psalm of deliverance. It was most likely written after being delivered out of some deep distress with thankfulness and praise. Psalm 40:8 “I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

      King David’s responses to God throughout his life are a great model for us in the 21st century. We are called to go to God’s word when we are in the midst of adversity.

    • #95280221
      Josepha
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      David always recognize that all that he has come from God. And when he sinned and failed or in difficult time he always seek God for his help.

    • #95278779
      Ma. Remedios
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      God forgave Him but he still needs to face the consequences of his bad choices and sins. He is the man after own God’s heart but it doesn’t mean that he is immune from God’s judgment.

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