He certainly wasn’t perfect. Isolated moments of failure are in plain view on the pages of the Bible. Yet, God praises David for one characteristic that set him apart from his brothers and his predecessor.
Charles E. McCracken
Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. He is known for authenticity in communicating biblical truth that makes his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.
God had rejected Saul. It was imperative that the right man lead the nation of Israel. What did David possess that his brothers did not?
Militarily, the situation should never have unfolded the way it did. The Philistines were moving toward the heartland of Israel from Gath on the coastal plane. Israel’s army blocked their advancement toward the population centers of Judea, but stopped short of engagement.
Sing to the LORD, all the earth;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.
Walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.