“I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will” (Acts 13:22). What does it mean to be a man after God’s own heart, especially when you break both the sixth and seventh Commandments of God as King David did famously?

 

Perhaps a good place to start is by asking, “Is my heart in tune with the things that please and displease God? Does the conviction of sin lead me to godly repentance?”

 

Psalm 51 records David’s heartfelt confession, the words of a broken man in hot pursuit of lost intimacy with the Almighty. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Psalm 51:17).

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