1 Samuel Chapter 16

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1 Samuel 16

1And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

2And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.

3And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.

4And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?

5And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.

6And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’s anointed is before him.

7But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

8Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

9Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

10Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.

11And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.

12And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.

13Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

14But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

15And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

16Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

17And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

18Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.

19Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.

20And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

21And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.

22And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.

23And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

32 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 16

  1. v7 ” For the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

    Pharisee full of dead men bones. Outside you’re alright, but inside full of hatred, jealousy, malice and envy.

    When our heart is right beauty starts from the
    inside out .
    v12 ” Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to.
    And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him:
    for this is he.”

    Get GOD in the inside and everything
    will be alright.

  2. DO NOT HOLD ON TO WHAT GOD HAS RELEASED

    1 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

    Here is a perfect illustration of how the past can hinder the future. God’s rejection of disobedience does not always coincide with mans feelings. Samuel the man of GOD struggled to let go of a relationship home bad.

    The Kingdom of GOD must move forward and at times that will be without people we are close to. Samuels relationship with GOD enabled and empowered him to move on.

    Fill your HORN today and prepare to BLESS someone in JESUS name.

    iPray
    iWork

  3. 7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

    I love the way God does things, the way He takes what everyone rejects & turns it to greatness.

  4. iLove to eat the Word for Breakfast

    PRAISE AND WORSHIP

    Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. (1 Samuel 16:16 KJV)

    Praise and Worship makes the enemy flee.

    There are those who would say that it doesn’t matter what kind of music you listen to.

    The Simple Fact

    Praise and Worship draws the Spirit of God

    The singers like Usher… usher in the spirit of SATAN…

    Easy to see this point unless we are blind

    PRIDE=BLINDNESS

  5. Vs 23/
    And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand :so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
    When we are tempted by the enemy send up praises and he will flee. Or any other type of spirit send up praises.
    Hebrews 4:12-
    For the Word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    AMEN AND AMEN
    thank you Lord for the power of the Holy Spirit that you give us while we are here on earth.

  6. v2NKJ And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it he will kill me.” ……
    v3 “Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I name to you.”
    v4 So Samuel did what the Lord said.

    We see some fear in this man of God. Yet, he proceeds to follow God’s instruction. Why? He knew the safety that comes with God.

    Isa 52v12 For you shall not go out with haste nor go by flight; For the Lord will go before you, And the God of israel will be your rear guard.

  7. v23 And it came to pass,when the evil spirit from GOD was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil
    spirit departed from him.

    It’s been said that” Music is the language of the heart”
    GOD’S Praises will minister,refresh and prepares the heart to hear GOD,S WORD.

    How many times people come to church
    and their souls and hearts are refreshed
    They feel so good hearing GOD’S Praises
    and HIS WORD. But like Saul refuse to submit
    to GOD’S commands and to the man of GOD.

    And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words,but they do them not.
    Ezekiel 33:32

    That’s why Pastor pushes prayer before every service. Pray pray pray!!!! ALWAYS.
    With GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
    iPray
    iSubmit

  8. Vs 7 God instructs Samuel to not look at the outward appearance of man, becuase He sees the heart. We too cannot judge situations, people or circumstances by outward appearances, and trust in the guiding hand of God. We must seek that still small voice of God for direction as well as the voice of Pastor and not rely on what things appear to be.

  9. Music Therapy

    Studying the benifits of music has become popular in recent years. Classical music has been said to help students study better and even help plants grow stronger! David’s music therapy helps settle Sauls soul. Music has a natural tendancy to calm the mind when its disturbed or melancholy. David’s harp playing is so soothing that even after Saul grows to loathe David, Saul cannot do without hos service. The therapeutic qaulity of music also calms Elisha’s spirit and opens his heart to God’s message (2Ki 3:14-15). Music can soothe you, the perversion of music can also disturb you, with every legitamate their is a hidden counterfiet, so be on the look out. It is quite important to understand that within David was God while he was playing the harp. If you are not play for or, with God then, your just glorifying self and flesh.

    Saul not only recognized the Lord within David but also…sees his need of a man of God in his life. Without the mighty Spirit of God in our lives we are left for spiritual torment solo. 1 Sam 26: “17And Saul knew David’s voice, and said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And David said, It is my voice, my lord, O king.” So sound and music has the ability to bring back memory of praise, worship and healing. No wonder Saul asks him to come back to the kingdom, because his soul longs for that soothing release and healing.1 Sam: 26 “21Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.”

    We can listen to relaxing strands of music or make a joyful noise by creating our own melody like one of David’s songs. Ps 33:2 “Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. 3Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.” KJV)

  10. v11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and,behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come
    hither.

    King David had a shepherd’s heart. but Saul was looking his father’s donkeys.

    Thank you JESUS that we have a Pastor with a shepherd’s heart and truly cares for people.
    That is precious in GOD’S eyes.
    LORD help us( me ) to be an obedient sheep
    and not stubborn lost donkeys.
    iPray
    iObey

  11. Holding on to domrthing that God rejected does put a block in fro.t of what God has for you. Samual struggled with the thought of saul not being king but he was the one that God wanted to go out and anoint the chosen one and God spoke to him. How long do we morn over what God has removed from our path? Everyone that we meet are not meant to stay and so we cant get to the point that we want that person ir thing and not obey God. God shows me something evertime I read the blog that I didnt see or understand before. I now know what God has rejected I to should reject because I want to be in the will of God not men…..

  12. iLove to eat the Word for lunch

    23And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

    It’s time for the refreshing…let’s worship with all our heaets

  13. 1 Samuel 16 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
    It is hard to let go of someone that was chosen by God. We still want to see them turn back. But if God if God has rejected them for what they have done, you need to release them and move on. What happens with them is between them and God. But God does have a plan and another chosen with a better heart. If you hold on you risk being dragged down too. But if you let go and trust God and stay in obedience you may find a newness that helps you on the path. Not hinder you! Thank you dear Jesus!

  14. 21And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.
    22And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight. 23And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

    God is truly amazing! I always find it neat to see what He can do though those who allow Him to use them. As David allowed God to use Him Not only as a shepherd,but also as a musician. As a fellow musician, when I read about how David through music calmed Saul. I know from personal experences that music can bring in spirits and push them out as well. Music can do many things, and this is one reason why I believe that Godly musicians have a special target of the enemy on them. For the reason that the devil was a musical instrument, and the praise leader of Heaven. And as a musician ifight hard.

    ipray
    iplay
    ifight
    iwin
    iam a musician!!!!!

  15. 21-22 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer. And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight

    The Lord gave david favor in the sight of the king. He went from being a lowly Shepard to the kings armour bearer, basically his personal servant and body guard. What an awesome promotion! Here we can see that david had to have the heart of a servant, he was already anointed by the man of God so he could have easily let pride come in and mess things up. But instead he submitted to the position he was called to for that season allowing himself to go through the process on his way to being king. We have to go through the process and be willing on our journey to our destination.

  16. This chapter illustrates delusion. Saul was troubled by an evilness that was brought about by his sinful actions, which he therefore sought comfort elsewhere to comfort his soul. We need to be mindful for if we also seek other means besides God to comfort our soul then we are in dire need of repentance. May the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  17. 7But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

    God looks at what is on the inside of us. David from the very beginning had a heart that was attuned to the kingdom of God.

    He understood that there is a cause.

    And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail………………. -1 Samuel 17:32

  18. 13Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

    14But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

    15And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

    Simultaneously we see David being anointed and the spirit of God departing from Saul and being replaced with an evil spirit. God spirit is upon all those that have an ear to hear and a desire to please the Lord, but preadventure, we would choose another path, God has someone in place that will step into our place and follow through with His purpose.

  19. Eliab means God is my Father
    Abinadab means my father is noble
    Shammah means astonishment

    God did not choose these men to lead. It wasn’t their names or their appearance that God was interested in.

    Instead he chose David which means
    “beloved”

    1 John 3:2
    2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

    The church is God’s beloved today!

  20. What came strong to me was that there was a transition of power from the current to the future king, even though he was not yet known as the future king. When Saul had his annointing leave he was filled by God yet again. His second filling was with an afflicted spirit from God. Then the future king who had the spirit of God set upon him came to calm down the resident king. When God wants you moved, He will move you in or out Homself.

  21. 13Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
    Its amazing when you read here that the anointing was on David from that day forward. Whats beautiful about it is that David went thru a lot off stuff after that day. Saul became his worst enemy and tried to kill him but David still always had his anointing. Such is our lives today, no matter what goes on in our midst as long as we have the anointing in our lives we can make it through anything.

  22. 14But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

    I’m having a little trouble with why God would send an evil spirit to trouble someone.

    23And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

    The harp did not make the evil spirit leave, but the praise from the playing of the harp made it flee. If your troubled, get your praise on!

  23. David was showing what it was to be a true minister. He received the spirit and right away he was called to minister to Saul. It must have been a humbling experience to see that the evil spirit left when he played the harp in front of Saul. David didn’t need a title. He was happy with the anointing and the opportunity to serve.

  24. 1And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

    If we stay too long back in the place God has passed on from, we may just “wake up” one day to find ourselves out of oil and out of step with God. It is wise to listen when God gives us a nudge and says “it’s time to get ahold of a fresh anointing again and move forward.”

  25. 23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

    The music we listen to is so important. Music doesn’t need your permission to begin to operate. Have you ever pulled up to a signal light and the car next to you is jammin’ out? Or been out to eat and they have worldly music playing? Well they didn’t ask your permission to begin to operate or full your hears with garbage. God inspired music in and God inspired music out. His music will refresh and drive away evil spirits. Worldy music ties the hand of God in your life because has you sing the lyrics to the song you’re agreeing with the song just like when you “Amen” the preacher you are mixing your faith to the words and meaning of the song.

  26. God choose David. When Samuel anoited him, the word of God says that the spirit of the Lord was upon him from that day forward. When the spirit of the Lord is with you, great things can happen. All we have to do is allow God to work.

  27. In verse 12 it talks about him being “ruddy”. Ruddy usually this designates the red hair anf fair skin regarded as beautiful in southern countries, where the hair and the complexion are generally dark. However ‘admoni, “ruddy,” may refer to the youth’s physical prowess. David and Esau are the only two in the Old Testament referred to by this term. Perhaps the word “warrior would be a better translation than ruddy.

  28. The beginning of this chapter talks about how Samuel was still moping over Saul. If God already said something or someone is a “NO” then we need to let it go and move on as Samuel did.

    The middle of the chapter talks about appearances. I have heard alot of people misquote these scriptures saying that it doesn’t matter how you look or how you dress cause God looks at your heart not your outward appearance. But what you have inside will naturally pour outward!

    In studying for this week’s lesson in Sunday School our bible point for this week is: I will put God first! If we do this, there will not be a cause for moping, there will be no question as to who belongs to him (cause it will show outwardly) and we will be used/blessed by God as David was.

  29. 1And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

    WOW to be told, “SHUT UP and quit crying over someone who chose not to follow me”, by God. What a way to get rebuked. When the God removed his spirit from Saul, Samuel took it hard.
    As we work hard to lead others to the knowledge of Christ some will reject us and we must not forget, Samuel had to deat with it, the disciples and Christ dealt with it, and so will we. Jesus already told us in the new testiment, that we should kick the dust from our heals, because they didn’t reject us, but Him….

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