David: The Musical – Challenge: Unbelievable

1Samuel 16:14-17:54
David is now the anointed king of Israel.  The fundamental situation of the people and nation of Israel is radically changed; they have a new king.  But Father is really the One holding both the challenge and the solution: how to make this fundamental ‘spiritual’ revolution a reality in the world.  He has said in big, bold letters, “David is now my chosen king!”  But from most everyone’s perspective but His, this anointing and new kingship is a non-starter.  David is anointed, the big ‘ta-da!’ moment occurs and apparently, nothing really changes; everybody goes home and life in Israel looks no different than it did the day before.  Saul is still on the throne, David is shepherding his sheep and Samuel is back in Rameh.

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David: The Musical – Selection: Significance

1Samuel 16:1-13
Who is God and who are we because of who He is?  Talk about your granddaddy of all “meaning-of-life” questions.  Fortunately for us, we have many examples and illustrations which address and answer this.  In 1 Samuel chapter 16, for example, the prophet Samuel is charged by God to anoint one of Jesse’s sons as king.  Jesse presents all of his sons to Samuel except David who is the youngest and busy tending his father’s sheep.  It doesn’t even occur to Jesse to present David until Samuel insists (v.11).  David, forsaken by men, was remembered by God and from that day on, the Spirit of the Lord came upon David in power (v.13).

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