Could it be that David would have eliminated a whole lot of family strife if he had had fewer wives? Now another of his sons, Adonijah, positioned himself to be the new king and he had quite a committed following. Adonijah and his men were huddled for a pow-wow when they heard a noise so great that the earth split open from the sound. A messenger arrived to give them the news that Adonijah’s father, King David, had just made Solomon the new king.
“And moreover the king’s servants have gone to bless our lord King David, saying, ‘May God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and may He make his throne greater than your throne.’ Then the king bowed himself on the bed. Also the king said thus, ‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who has given one to sit on my throne this day, while my eyes see it!’”
David lived a full life, and one of the consistent things about him was his thankfulness to God. He did not have a trouble-free life, but David did live to bless the Lord. Maybe that is what it means to have a heart after God.