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.
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.