Book / 8 / 139 chapter - 16
Now the Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.” (1 Samuel 16:1)
God will never allow His work to be destroyed as a result of the failure or death of a man. If it is the work of God, then it goes beyond the capabilities of any man.
And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” (1 Samuel 16:2)
Samuel’s fears are justified because Saul would have considered this as an act of treason.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
God sees differently from the way man sees
God thinks differently from the way man thinks (Isaiah 55:8)
And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men here?” Then he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.” (1 Samuel 16:11)
This indicates that David was not held in high regard within his own family. To begin, his father didn't even address him by name when he spoke about him. Second, he wasn’t even invited to the sacrificial feast. Third, the only reason he was asked to come was because Prophet Samuel insisted that he should.
But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him. (1 Samuel 16:14)
The absence of the Holy Spirit allowed the distressing spirit to torment Saul. It is so important that we stay filled with the Spirit.
Let our master now command your servants, who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skilful player on the harp. And it shall be that he will play it with his hand when the distressing spirit from God is upon you, and you shall be well.” (1 Samuel 16:16)
Anointed Worship music brings deliverance. That’s why you need to play it constantly in your house.
So Saul said to his servants, “Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me.” (1 Samuel 16:17)
A word for the Choir/Musicians - when you play well, you will stand before kings
Then one of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skilful in playing, a mighty man of valour, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the Lord is with him.” (1 Samuel 16:18)
Seven qualities that made David stand before a king
- a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite
- who is skilful in playing
- a mighty man of valour
- a man of war
- prudent in speech
- a handsome person
- and the Lord is with him.