David was a brave shepherd, an accomplished stone-slinger, and a victorious underdog champion.
David was called “a man after God’s own heart.”
(I Samuel 13:14)
What does that even look like—when someone lives to do the things that God cares about?
When someone’s heart is patterned after the heart of a loving, holy God?
Besides all this, you would think that a brave, manly king and warrior would be too macho for poetry and a humble attitude toward God.
Here is part of a song he wrote (and sang) after being pursued and saved from his enemies, including the extremely jealous King Saul.
(This is taken from the Bible, and re-written in casual everyday language—like a person’s unplanned, but heartfelt prayer) :
I love you, God—You make me strong.
God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight.
My God—the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout.
I call to God, I cry to God to help me.
From His palace he hears my call; my cry brings me right into his presence—a private audience!
They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me.
He stood me up on a wide-open field;
I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!
From Psalm 18, the Message Bible
Word of the Day: Brave