15 Unique Facts about the Man after God’s Own Heart, with verse and Description
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15 Unique Facts about the Man after God’s Own Heart
- King David was the second king of Israel, chosen by God to succeed King Saul (1 Samuel 16:7-13).
- David was a man after God’s own heart and is described in the Bible as a “man of great courage and wisdom” (1 Samuel 18:14).
- He was anointed king at the age of 30 (2 Samuel 5:4).
- David was a musician and a poet, and wrote many of the Psalms in the Bible (2 Samuel 23:1-5).
- He was a skilled warrior and conquered Jerusalem from the Jebusites, making it the capital of Israel (2 Samuel 5:6-10).
- He was the father of Solomon, the third king of Israel (2 Samuel 12:24-25).
- David was a great king and reigned for 40 years (2 Samuel 5:4-5).
- He was a descendant of Abraham and was part of the line of Jesus (Matthew 1:1-17).
- David committed adultery with Bathsheba and then arranged for the death of her husband Uriah (2 Samuel 11).
- God punished him for his sin, but forgave him after he repented (2 Samuel 12:13).
- He was a shepherd before he became king (1 Samuel 16:11).
- He defeated the giant Goliath with a slingshot and a stone (1 Samuel 17).
- He had several wives and many children (2 Samuel 5:13-16).
- David was an ancestor of Jesus Christ, fulfilling the prophecy of Genesis 3:15 (Matthew 1:1-17).
- He established the rule of justice and mercy in the kingdom of Israel (2 Samuel 8:15).