|Chart of the Kings||King David - Biography||God's Judgment Regarding King David|
David was the prototype of a godly king. Other good kings were compared to David, while evil kings were contrasted with David. Throughout the scripture we see the deep respect God displays for this man after [God's] own heart.
1 Kings 15:5 ... Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
1 Kings 11:4, 6 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father ... And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.
1 Kings 14:8 ... thou [Jeroboam] hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;
1 Kings 15:3 And he [Abijam] walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.
1 Kings 15:11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.
2 Chronicles 17:3 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim
2 Kings 16:2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father.
2 Kings 18:3 And he [Hezekiah] did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did.
2 Kings 22:2 And he [Josiah] did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.