by Bailey Smith

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Bailey Smith

King David was no ordinary spiritual man. He was a man who accomplished grand things politically, financially, and materially. Even though Solomon received credit for the Temple, the Temple really belonged to David. It was his idea, and it was he who started what we now know as Solomon's Temple. He was a man of unbelievable accomplishment, a man of unusual intellect, a man who throughout his life could point to the constant intervention of God.

Many of us could stand and testify, "When I chose that particular school, God was in that choice; when I married that woman, God was in that choice; when we had those children, it was a blessing of God; when I applied for and got that job, I saw that God was in it. God in his wisdom was in that choice." Many could say that throughout their lives, God has been there in various events. God has been evidenced. He has been seen.

David was that kind of man. Throughout the events and the occasions of his life, it seemed that everywhere he turned, there was God. God was there in unbelievable fashion. In his youth, as a teenager, when he was chosen to be king, he was God's choice. He was indeed a man of God. But it sounds paradoxical to comment that here was a man "after God's own heart"-here was a godly man-here was a man of God, and yet he is also known as a murderer, a killer, an adulterer, an evil man. There seems to be something radically wrong about that statement. Nevertheless, it is a true state- David the man of God and David the murderer were one and the same person! The man chosen of God. There are some lessons from David's story that are of vital importance to help every Christian avoid some pitfalls into which David fell. How could such a fall happen to a man of God? How could it happen to a man who was a spiritual man, a man of great valor, a man of prayer, a man who loved the Scriptures, a man of poetry, a man who used to strum the harp and make songs and hymns unto ...

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