So David said to Saul, “Who am I, and what is my life or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?” (1 Samuel 18:18)
God called David, “A man after My own heart." What was it that caused David to have such favor with God? How could a shepherd boy rise to the prominence of Israel’s greatest king, and the forerunner of the Messiah? The answer must be in his character. He was an obedient child and man. “David went out wherever Saul sent him, and he behaved wisely.” He demonstrated his bravery and faith in God when he faced the giant Goliath. He remained subject to the authority of Saul, even when his life was in jeopardy. David was a true worshipper of God. He never exalted himself, but remained humble. Even when he sinned greatly, he immediately repented of his sin and sought the mercy of God. It would serve us well to follow the heart of David. What more could we ask than to be called a man after God’s own heart?