The Bible Sojourner with Peter Goeman

Hosted ByPeter Goeman

The Bible Sojourner is a podcast that discusses specific biblical passages, theological topics, and the intersection between the Bible and contemporary culture. The goal of the podcast is to equip the listener to better understand the Bible, theology, and culture, all in an effort to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord.

A Better Way to Understand What it Means to be a Man After God’s Own Heart (Ep 154)

In 1 Samuel 13:14 the Bible says that David was a man after God’s own heart. But what does the phrase, “a man after His heart” mean? Normally people assume it means that David had a heart that was the same as God’s heart. However, if that is true, how could David have commited adultery and murder? In this video we explore an alternative (and more likely) meaning of what it means that David was a man after God’s own heart.

Blog article: “David as a Man after God’s Own Heart” –

Journal Articles referenced:

Jason DeRouchie, The Heart of YHWH and His Chosen One in 1 Samuel 13:14,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 24, no. 4 (2014): 467-489.

George Athas, “‘A Man After God’s Own Heart’: David and the Rhetoric of Election to Kingship,” Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 2, no. 2 (2013): 191-198.

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