“‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’”

Acts 13:22

Luke records God’s testimony regarding David. When choosing him to be king, the Lord said to Samuel, “man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart” (1 Sam.6:7). It was the same when he chose us. Looking at David he saw one who was wholehearted in his love and obedience but what does he see in me? David’s heart was thankful, trusting and steadfast but am I the same? Above all, David could say, ‘my heart rejoices in your salvation’ (Ps.13:5). How about me? Could it be said of us that we are men and women ‘after God’s own heart’?

Daily reading: Romans 14

Bible in one year : 1 Chronicles 25-27; Luke 4:1-30