1 Samuel 13:14 NLT

14 “But now your kingdom must end, for the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart. The Lord has already appointed him to be the leader of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.”

1 Samuel 16:7 NLT

7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

David had absolute faith in God

1 Samuel 17:37 NLT

37 “The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” Saul finally consented. “All right, go ahead,” he said. “And may the Lord be with you!”

David loved God's Law

Psalm 119:33-34, 47-48 NLT

33 “Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end. 34 Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart . . . 47 How I delight in your commands! How I love them! 48 I honor and love your commands. I meditate on your decrees.”

David was truly thankful

Psalm 26:6-7 NLT

27 “I come to your altar, O Lord, singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders.”

David was deeply repentant

2 Samuel 12:13 NLT

13 Then David confessed to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “Yes, but the Lord has forgiven you, and you won’t die for this sin.”

Psalm 51:1-2 NLT

1 “Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. 2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.

David joyfully worshipped God

Psalm 109:30 NLT

30 “With my mouth I will greatly extol the Lord; in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him.”

2 Samuel 7:11b, 16 NLT

11 “‘Furthermore, the Lord declares that he will make a house for you—a dynasty of kings!... 16 Your house and your kingdom will continue before me for all time, and your throne will be secure forever.’”

Isaiah 9:1-2 NLT

1 “. . . that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever . . . there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory. 2 The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.”

Isaiah 9:6-7 NLT

6 “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!”

Matthew 1:1 NLT

1 “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”

Matthew 6:9-13 KJV

9 “Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. 13 And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.

Isaiah 59:21 NLT

21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.