David—shepherd boy, king of Israel, man after God’s own heart—wasn’t perfect; he was just a person who had an intimate relationship with his Creator, whom he credited with his accomplishments. As he wrote in Psalm 18, “It is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness. For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall” (verses 28-29, ESV).
This refreshing study guide by Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message, helps you get to know David by introducing you to those who knew him and were impacted by him. By seeing how God enabled David to do great things, you’ll be better able to recognize how God is working in your life today.">