Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
David was called a man after God’s own heart because he asked for spiritual direction through worship. He sought divine instructions before he went into various battles.
We can also see what happened to David when he followed his own feelings and didn’t listen to the words already spoken about avoiding sin (2 Samuel 11). But he also displayed a repentant heart and didn’t blame anyone else for his transgression.
We face daily battles also. We aren’t going against enemies with swords and spears, but we do face a spiritual enemy and the distraction of our own flesh (Ephesians 6). We need guidance as much as David did. -Barbara Latta; Crosswalk