David is a Man After God’s Heart
Read: Acts 13:22-23 & Psalm 51
Wow, King David, really had nothing to hide while crying out to God. David messed up big time, he committed adultery with Bathsheba. Still in the middle of all his guilt and shame, he went to God for refuge. David had no pride in him at this time, it says in verse 17 that David’s sacrifice to God was a broken spirit with a broken and contrite heart. You see, even though David had sinned against God, David knew that right away, he needed to make things right with his most important relationship, God. David didn’t really care how his sin had affected him, he cared how his sin affected his relationship with God.
David confessed his sins, and repented to God. David was willing to let God take a seat on the throne of his heart, even though it was in a time of weakness for David. David then was able to move on from his past, and he was able to truly live a life that honored God. David used his past as a reference point, not a place of residence, and David was blessed. Acts 13:22-23 says ” “After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do. From this man’s descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised.” God testified David as a man after his own heart, even though David messed up. No matter what has happened in your past, follow God, because of God’s forgiveness, you too can be a person who chases after God’s own heart.
In what areas of your life have you felt ashamed of? Are you willing to give those up in order to chase after God’s heart? God rejoices in us following Him. How can you chase after God’s heart in your life? Let go of your pride and follow God’s Word, in order to ultimately chase after His own heart.