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A Man After GODís Heart

 

King David had a deep reverence

A heartfelt passion for his GOD;

He felt keenly the anguish and pain

The remorse of sinning against HIM;

Humbly, he would acknowledge

His vulnerability to temptations of the flesh,

And accept any of GODís righteous punishment;

ĎIt is only against YOU, O LORD GOD that I have sinnedí

 

It was King David who prophesied

The Coming of CHRIST, our  Saviour,

Six hundred years before HIS incarnation;

He described HIS cruel death of slow asphyxiation

On the CROSS of Calvary,

At a time when no one had ever seen a Roman Cross

King David trusted HIS Redeemer to atone for his sins.

 

The LORD GOD was  his SHEPHERD

So ĎI shall not wantí

He believed in the self- sufficiency of CHRIST

To deliver him from all evil;

At the time of persecution from King Saul,

King David completely trusted his powerful LORD GOD

To rescue him and provide for him;

And  while hiding in the caves,

A spiderís web drawn across the entrance

Became the barrier of his fortress;

Divine Providence sustained him

Throughout the years of his hiding;

And  Almighty GOD sent him an army of relatives, friends, sympathisers

All seeking to help  and fight for him

King Davidís faith and trust in his GOD was fruitful

He discovered just how GREAT  his GOD is.

 

King David showed mercy to his evil persecutor, King Saul

 Twice he had the chance to kill the sleeping Saul in a cave

But King David moved away but at a distance later

King David shouted and waved  King Saulís spear that he had taken from him,

 

King David loved to dance and rejoice

Singing praises to HIS LORD;

His Psalms  reveal his intimate knowledge and closeness to GOD;

GOD was with him to strengthen him, to bless him, to provide for him

GOD was with him to defend and shield him,

Most of all, God forgave his sins as he was penitent; 

In his faith, his humility, his  deep love and trust in GOD

In his sincere sorrow for grieving GOD

In his loving, forgiving heart,

In his rejoicing in the LORDís goodness

In his praises and heartfelt worship,

King David acknowledges that he is Nothing,

His GOD is Everything to him;

King David is clearly a Man after GODís heart.               

 

                                by Shirley Lau

 

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