After finishing my book David’s Faith, I wondered what made him a “man after God’s own heart.” After all, there were other kings in Israel who were righteous and Godly beside David.
David is no hero of my friend, Verna. She sees him only as a failure — both as a father and husband. He had several wives at one time and his children were a grief to him, partly because of his absence of decent parenting skills. Her deep dislike of David made me think and wonder just why he was a man after God’s heart. Then, I believe, I found the answer.