I Samuel 16 Part 2–God Anoints David

It is a little bit funny, God had David selected from the start. But neither Jesse or David’s brothers would have ever expected that. When David entered the room, God told Samuel–“This is the one, anoint him”–Samuel did as God commanded; and, with that anointing, came the Spirit of God. David had no idea what was about to happen, but, he had already started his preparation for being a king.
 
He was humble–the youngest of 8 brothers, David was certainly taught humility. He was well spoken. It was probably true as the youngest that David learned in a world of adults. David was a warrior; strong and handsome. Finally, and most importantly, the Lord was with him.  God began preparing David long before his anointing. After his anointing, however, there was no stopping him.
 
God is always preparing His own for the plan He has set out. God calls us to humble ourselves and trust Him–and the Lord accomplishes the rest. If we are willing to seek the Lord with our hearts and follow Him humbly and gratefully, then God will lead us, bless us and transform us into the people He has called us to be.  Help me, Lord to be sensitive to Your Spirit, Help me to walk according to Your leadership.
 
God Bless You

There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”

Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”

12 So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features.

Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”

13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah.

David in Saul’s Service

14 Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil[a] spirit from the Lord tormented him.

15 Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. 16 Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the lyre. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes on you, and you will feel better.”

17 So Saul said to his attendants, “Find someone who plays well and bring him to me.”

18 One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the Lord is with him.”

19 Then Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.” 20 So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them with his son David to Saul.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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