Day 18

David, Anointed Shepherd

from the reading plan

1 Samuel 15:16-23, 1 Chronicles 2:11-15, 1 Samuel 16:1-13, 2 Samuel 5:4, 2 Samuel 5:9-12, 2 Samuel 7:1-24, Psalm 51:1-9

Start each day by reading the passages listed above. Then use the summary and reflection provided here to guide discussion around the daily reading.

After Saul, the first king of Israel, disobeyed God, the prophet Samuel sought out Jesse to anoint one of his sons as the future king. David was the youngest son of Jesse. He succeeded Saul as the second king of Israel. During his life and reign, David disobeyed God on several occasions. But because of his posture of repentance before God, he was called a man after God’s heart. 

Reflect on the relationship with God and David. What stands out to you about his interactions with God?

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  1. Mike G says:

    David had a truly repentant heart. He also had the most respect and awe of God of any of the Bible characters, that I can remember. We are taught to fear God. David uniquely understood and feared God in a way that resulted in the respect and repentant spirit he possessed. The Psalms written by David showed his love, humility, awe, thankfulness and respect. None of us are close to being perfect. May we always seek after God in the manner of David.

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