David: Shepherd, Psalmist, King is a part of F. B. Meyer's Heroes of the Faith series. In this volume, Meyer sketches every period of David's life and concentrates on those passages which trace the steps by which the shepherd became the king. It was in these that David's character was formed, his sweetest psalms composed, and those manifold experiences encountered which enabled him to interpret and utter the universal heart of man. David, sweet singer of the world; ancestor of Christ; founder of the dynasty of kings; a prophet, inspired and taught, as the Apostle Peter tells us, by the Holy Ghost; the type and precursor of him who, though his Son, was also his Lord; the man after God's own heart, who "did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite," is a character for every lover of God to learn of.
About the Author
One of the greatly loved preachers of his day, Frederick Brotherton Meyer was a pastor, author, Bible teacher and evangelist. He was born in London in 1847.
Dr. Meyer began pastoring in 1870, and in 1872 he went to Priory Street Baptist Chapel. There he met D. L. Moody, who made a lasting impression upon his life and taught him valuable spiritual lessons. These two godly men formed a lifelong friendship.
During his long and fruitful life, Meyer preached more than 16,000 sermons. Said one author: "The phrasing of Meyer's sermons was simple and direct; he polished his discourses as an artist polishes a perfect stone. There was always a glowing imagery in his words; his speech was pastoral, lovely as an English valley washed in sunlight…In his day, great wars raged. Those who went to hear him forgot the battles."
A distinct feature of Meyer's ministry was his outcry against the social evils of his day. Not only was he effective in the temperance movement, but he was also responsible for the closing of over 500 houses of prostitution. He also formed a prison aid society.
A devoted student of God's Word, he was the author of over 40 books, including: devotional commentaries, sermon volumes and expository works. He also authored several pamphlets and edited a number of magazines.
F.B. Meyer preaches as a man who has seen God face to face.