David – a man after God’s heart.
The Bible is filled with strong personalities, but none leads David in the parade. His life was whirlwind from which striking images flash. We see him playing his harp, writing poems, fighting battles, faking insanity and praising God. We watch him cry when he learns of his closest friend death. We see Nathan point his finger at him, accusing him of adultery and murder. We hear David’s guilty, anguished voice crying to God for the life of his infant child. He has survived a huge crisis in his life, but somehow he always came back. He maintained his passionate trust in God. First and Second Samuels do not paint him as a flawless character, nor as a perfect model of strength and courage. David has striking weaknesses. However, he still appeals to us, whatever he did, he put his whole heart into it. In his love for God, he held nothing back.