Man after God’s Heart


🥥 In a Nutshell 🥥
💛 Man after God’s Heart 💛

Have you ever wondered why God testified that David was a man after His own heart who will do all His will? (Acts 13:22). There was something unique in the life of David that made him a man after God’s own heart. One such uniqueness is seen in the matters of building a house for the Lord.

David’s heart yearned to build a house for the Lord. The Bible says he made preparations to build it. But God told David that he should not build the temple but that his son will (1 Chr 28:3, 6). And David submitted to God’s will. There were no murmurings, no complainings, no ill feelings from David. He must have been disappointed. But to David His appointment mattered more than his disappointment.

The idea of building a temple conceived in David’s heart. But it was fulfilled by Solomon and the entire credit went to Solomon who merely carried out the instructions.

It is interesting to note that the Spirit of the Lord was upon David. And the plan or the blue print for the Temple was given to David. The plan was in detail, meticulous and specific covering several or nearly all the areas (1 Chr 28:11-18).

📖 “All this,” said David, “the LORD made me understand in writing, by His hand upon me, all the works of these plans.” (1 Chr 28:19).

David who acknowleged his sins in the court of his officers also professed God’s plan to them regarding the building of the temple. He made sure that he passed on all the details and plans regarding the Temple. He took extra efforts to have the Plan and the Materials ready for building the Temple.

The divine plan was made known to David and in his life time he called for a Special Planning Meeting with a Special Executive Team And told all his officers about God’s plan for the temple and handed over the Plan for the Temple to Solomon. No tinge of disappointment or weariness were found in David. He accepted and submitted himself to God’s will and God’s decision. Perhaps that made him a man after God’s own heart.

Dear Ones in Christ, can we take a NO from God in a sportive manner? How do we react when God says NO and tells us that our plans would be carried by someone else? How we act and react to God’s wish and will reflects our faith in Him and our spiritual maturity. May God gives us the grace to act and react in a matured manner.

God bless us to be channels of blessings.

Mrs Sheela Jebakumar ✍️
October 16, 2020

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