What was so special about King David?
He conquered Jerusalem, which he made Israel's political and religious centre. He defeated the Philistines so thoroughly that they never seriously threatened the Israelites' security again, and he annexed the coastal region. He went on to become the overlord of many small kingdoms bordering Israel.
Do not walk in fear, but know that the battle is the Lord's. Submit and walk humbly before the Lord—he is the Alpha and Omega. David understood this truth and trusted God. Because the battle was the Lord's, David knew God would be glorified and that all the world would know that there is a God in Israel.
David's remarkable feat was marked by four qualities, ones which we desperately need today: He was competent, he was courageous, he was committed, and he was confrontational.
David was qualified to be a leader because he had developed an intimate relationship with God. According to 1 Samuel 16:7, the other sons of Jesse were from outward appearances quite acceptable for leadership. However, this was the error that the nation had made in selecting Saul for their king.
King David: The ENFJ.
David believed the promises of God more than he feared Goliath. The Lord had promised the Israelites that they would conquer the Philistines, and David trusted him. God wants this same kind of fear to be a part of our lives.
David has an impressive résumé: giant slayer, shepherd, musician, poet, warrior, and king. However, what makes David someone we should model our faith after is not simply what his talents were, but how he used them. David used all the skills and talents God gave him to glorify the Lord.
David won the battle through his faith in God, his boldness to step out and his courage to believe that God would use him. There was no doubt or fear in his heart or mind. He believed that God would give him the victory that day and it happened.
But David waited patiently. We are called to follow the examples of such men who through faith and patience inherited God's promises. David never grabbed the throne for himself. He waited for God to give it to him in His own time.
Good leaders possess self-awareness, garner credibility, focus on relationship-building, have a bias for action, exhibit humility, empower others, stay authentic, present themselves as constant and consistent, become role models and are fully present.
What is a king personality?
With respect to their personalities, kings are steadfast, resolute, decisive, and fair. Their chief goals are stories is not to control others, but to provide protection, harmony, and order to his people. He insulates them from the external chaos.
David was anything but half-hearted in his love and worship. Through his passionate pursuit and love of the Lord, King David became a man after God's own heart. He loved what God loved, and he worshipped the Lord with all his might!
It grieved him that he had broken his relationship with God and he would do anything to fix it. Chuck Swindoll, in his book: David, states that there are three qualities God saw in David that He loved: David's spirituality, his humility, and his integrity. All are qualities that remind God of His son, Jesus.
David is a strong but unassuming shepherd who becomes God's choice to replace Saul as king of Israel. He is humble yet self-possessed, readily dismissing human opinion. His humility becomes clear early in his youth, when he kills the giant Goliath with a sling stone, declining the opportunity to use Saul's royal armor.
In Psalm 29:1-2, David says, “Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” Worship is the act of ascribing worth to God, regardless of circumstances or environment.
He is best known as “a man after God's own heart.” His greatness was due to a combination of factors, namely: providence, courage, divine anointing, his leadership skills, his exploits as a warrior, his psalms that re-echoes humanities emotional struggles, his unparalleled quest for God and his statesmanship as a king.
Strengths. David was courageous and strong in battle, trusting in God for protection. He remained loyal to King Saul, despite Saul's crazed pursuit. Throughout his entire life, David loved God deeply and passionately.
Share. Israel's King David was, without a doubt, a great leader. Men were willing to follow him even before he was king, and even when he was on the run and had to hide in the desert. God referred to him as “a man after my own heart” (Acts 13:22), which is some of the highest praise anyone gets in the Bible.