A Willing Horse
King David was described as a man after God’s own heart. Why?
Many of his actions are hard to reconcile with godliness. King Saul, conversely, did not please God.
A clear distinction between these two men is fear. King David was brave and willing. King Saul was fearful and apprehensive. It seems David’s fearless, enterprising attitude pleased God.
Paul’s extrapolation in describing David as one who would do all God’s will may reveal another facet of this issue; David’s fearlessness served God’s purpose. That is, the building of His house.
If David’s bold efforts to build God’s house contributed to God’s strong approval, then we ought to do the same. We should be doing, not just thinking. We should be building up our brothers and sisters in The Way, not just tending to ourselves.
Having received the grace of God’s Holy Spirit, we must use it fearlessly to minister to the saints and to construct the household of God.