1 Samuel Chapter 16

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1 Samuel 16

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.

2 And 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.

3 And 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.

4 And 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?

5 And 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

11 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.

12 And 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.

13 Then 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.

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

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

16 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.

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

18 Then 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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54 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 16

  1. The music David played calmed Saul’s spirit. The evil spirit is actually just an attitude. At this time, the Jewish doctrine of spirits had not been established. That was formed after the exile and developed in the interteatament period.

    Music can often lift a bad mood.

    • doc·trine
      ˈdäktrən/
      noun
      a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group.

      The world was round before doctrine taught the world was round. Just because the doctrine of a round world was not taught did not make the world flat until the doctrine arrived. The principle of music driving away evil demons can be found all the way in Genesis.

      Send Judah first…Send up Judah…Send up praise to remove the evil spirit first before engaging in battle.

      • “The principle of music driving away evil demons can be found all the way in Genesis.” Cite this. As it stands, I disagree. This statement appears to be petition principii (begging the question). It assumes what it must prove. The example of the world being round and the fallacious argumentum ad populum in the past about the flat earth is irrelevant. The world can be objectively proved in regards to it being round. A spirit causing mental illness cannot; however, what can be proved about mental illness is genetic coding in DNA and chemical imbalances within the body. Whether it is indeed a spirit, i.e. demon or angelic being carrying out judgment, sent from God is open to speculation. Those who argue that this passage is to suggest a spirit was sent by God violate the historical-grammatical method of hermeneutics, which is a method that David K. Bernard postulates that we should as interpreters. This method is the one he talks about in Understanding God’s Word.
        The historical-grammatical method seeks to uncover what the text meant to the original audience. Since Hebrew thought had not evolved into the kind of spirituality that we see in the intertestamental period, it is more likely that this passage addressing something different. Consider Henry Smith’s comments below:

        “Both mental and physical disease (but especially mental) were ascribed to the agency of evil spirits until very recent times, even in the most enlightened communities, cf. Schm. I. p. 549, Nevius, Demon Possession (1896). The wording of this verse may show that the author had such an idea, though, of course, he did not think of an organized kingdom of Satan, such as meets us in later times. He is careful, in fact, to show that this agent (or agency) was entirely subject to Yahweh by defining it as he does. The Arab idea that an insane person is possessed by a jinn is nowhere distinctly expressed in the Old Testament. Besides the lying spirit in the mouth of Ahab’s prophets, we may cite here the evil spirit sent by God between Abimelech and his subjects in Shechem, Jd. 9:23. Possibly the spirit of jealousy mentioned in Num. 5:14 may be brought into the same category. The term used in the rest of this account shows a different conception.”

        The point is “the phrase need not refer to an evil, demonic spirit. The Hebrew word translated ‘evil’ may refer to the character of the spirit or to its effect upon Saul. If the latter, another translation option might be ‘a mischief-making spirit.’” One may argue that this affliction on Saul was not so much as of a judgment on Saul, but rather an opportunity for David to gain favor with Saul. (Both seem probable.)

      • Praise silences the enemy.

        Psalms 8:2 KJV Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

        Matthew 21:16 KJV And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

    • The Word of God can be understood in plain English by common folk. The Word is clear and does not have to be explained away by some scholar. It says what it says and means what it means and I shall believe and trust it all the days of my life. Praise binds the enemy as well. Send up Judah. We wrestle not with flesh and blood by the way

      Psalms 149:6-9 KJV Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; (7) To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; (8) To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; (9) To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

      • The word of God must be translated from the original languages into plain English. Those who read it in English depend on the work of scholars.

        You say it means what it says and says what it means contradicts every use of metaphor in the Bible. When Nathan approached David about his son, he used a metaphor to point out David’s sin. Apocalyptic literature isn’t clear either. The use of symbols and such leave many interpretations as mere conjecture.

      • The proof that the evil spirit from the Lord is really an evil from the Lord and not a bad attitude from the Lord will be found in tomorrow’s blog.

        1 Samuel 18:10 KJV And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he “prophesied” in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand.

        Saul didn’t just prophesy out of a bad mood, but the evil spirit spoke through him.

        The following is an example of a spirit prophesying through a human host sent by God himself.

        1 Kings 22:21-22 KJV And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. (22) And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

      • true you mentioned the lying spirit concept, but the comments are contrary to the written Word of God. I never believed the Da Vinci Code either.

      • Substantiate your argument. God is all good. The idea that God deliberately sends an evil spirit to someone is contradictory to his character. Additionally, to assert the writer had an evil spirit in mind contradicts historicity. Jewish theology for spirits did not appear until after the 5th century. This doesn’t suggest that it may have been a spirit or not, but it does suggest the original author did not have that in mind.

        Your comment about the Di Vinci Code appears the be an argument of ridicule, where you point out an obviously flawed concept as a means to discredit another. This is a logical fallacy and not worth rebuttal. You did this earlier with an ad hominem, e.g. Scholars cannot talk away the Bible.

      • As I was meditating on the Word this morning, these scriptures came to mind, “2 Peter 1:20-21 NLT Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, (21) or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.”

        With this in mind, when the Bible was written, there were many mysteries that they themselves did not understand and in fact still do not understand. They wrote what they heard, not caring what their own interpretation or their own understanding was. The point being…it doesn’t matter what time in History they were in and what type of doctrine was prevalent at the time, they simply wrote it… and as to the argument of the scholars who translated the Word from the Hebrew to English, I choose to error on those 47 scholars who agreed (fully understanding the 5th century Jewish theology concept that you mention) upon the translation rendering the wording “evil spirit from God.”

        2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (17) That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

      • A prophet didn’t write Samuel. It is a historical narrative.

        They wrote what they heard not caring about there interpretation. Perhaps that is true. Nonetheless, the original accounts have been edited and what we have today was compiled during the exile at the earliest.

    • The whole purpose of this debate is because I wholeheartedly disagree with you when you wrote “The evil spirit is actually just an attitude”. You can not prove with scripture that the evil spirit is an attitude, furthermore today’s blog informs us the evil spirit prophesies through Saul. To prophesy is to speak under the influence of something. Saul spoke through the influence of the evil spirit. What is so hard to believe that there is an unseen supernatural world out there? God even allowed Job to be tested by satan… and God allowed the death angel kill everyone not covered by the blood…

      2 Thessalonians 2:11 KJV (11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

      • I don’t understand how you surmise that it is hard for me to believe in an unseen spiritual world. That is what your question seems to suggest.

        As far as Satan and Job..that’s another topic. The word Satan is probably an interpolation if Job is indeed a historical character.

        You are welcome to disagree. Many commentators do.

  2. “But GOD told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. GOD judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; GOD looks into the heart.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭16:7‬ ‭MSG‬‬
    http://bible.com/97/1sa.16.7.msg

    We can’t be so focused on our worldly appearance when it is our eternal appearance that matters.

  3. Verse 7 CEV “But the Lord told him, “Samuel, don’t think Eliab is the one just because he’s tall and handsome. He isn’t the one I’ve chosen. People judge others by what they look like, but I judge people by what is in their hearts.” What’s in your heart? Matthew 6:21 AMP says “for where your treasure is, there your heart [your wishes, your desires; that on which your life centers] will be also.” As the song says:

    Jesus be the center of my life
    Jesus be the center of my life
    From beginning to the end
    It will always be, it’s always been You
    Jesus, Jesus

  4. 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.

    It’s not about our outward appearance, it’s about what’s on the inside. We may see somebody who is not fit for the kingdom, but God sees a faithful sevant. Be careful who you pass off as not worthy because they may be your pastor one day.

  5. 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 Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

    If at first it sounds cruel that God wants Samuel to stop mourning for Saul, just remember:
    A. Saul was rejected as King, not dead
    B. Saul first rejected God and His laws
    C. When God rejected Saul, He had already chosen David to take his place

    Too often we mourn for what God has rejected when He has something better in store for us.

    Job 9:12
    Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

  6. TIME TO MOVE ON

    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.

    The people chose Saul, and Samuel anointed him. Samuel treated Saul like a son in the gospel or Kingdom of GOD. Samuel was obviously deeply pained and grieved over the decisions of Saul to be disobedient and rebellious.

    The LORD told Samuel it is TIME TO MOVE ON. Samuel had to put his personal feelings and emotions aside and continue to follow the LORD. It is very painfully unfortunate that occasionally as believers we must choose to MOVE ON when someone we love is to be left behind.

    Now, GOD had provided or chosen himself a King. Samuel was charged to transition from a King the people chose to a King that GOD chose.

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  7. 7But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” NIV

    2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him….NIV

  8. “But GOD told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. GOD judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; GOD looks into the heart.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭16:7‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    We all do it. We can’t help it. We are visual creatures; some more than others. The wrappers in which things come not only powerfully affect what interests us but also how we react to the contents we find inside. It also holds true for books, whose covers draw our attention, create an expectation that excites us, and suggest a certain quality of writing.

    Now, what about “the book” – The Bible. Is it just as powerful as the marketing masterpieces that grab our attention and entice us to spend our hard earned money? I would predict not. Most bibles are simply bound and built for rough treatment. Not that we would toss and through the Bible around but in times past Bibles were taken everywhere. I cannot remember the last time I brought an actual Bible with me to the House of God. Being part of the music ministry I would wind up leaving it laying around… (Insert excessive excuses here…). Shame on me.

    I am making a change in my life. I read my grandfathers bible everyday, it is beside my favorite chair and always within reach. However, I do not take it anywhere. It is always within reach and I love when I find notes that my grandfather wrote pertaining to certain scriptures.

    I wonder how many sermons this Bible has heard?
    How many studies were given from its pages?
    How many tears were dropped on its pages?
    How many lives were changed from revelations gleaned from its pages?

    Sitting beside my chair, these numbers may never increase.

    I am going to revive this sacred book. It is getting its legs back and hopefully I can restore it former glory as The Living Word of God.

  9. 11 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.

    If you notice that the words that God old was the only one that was working. If you want to be called in the kingdom you need to be with for him exercising yourself and you’re calling before you are even given the title.

    Doesn’t matter to wear in the family you fall or what things seem to be against you, Jesse failed to mention David thinking that the prophet would just pick someone from his home.

    Sometimes being at the right place and at the right time is not were using the right please and the right time is sometimes being at the right please and at the right time is not were using the right please and the right time is. Sometimes the right place and the right time is out in the middle of the field with your hands busy doing Gods work, so don’t get tired God will call you soon enough.

  10. God sees beyond men

    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.

    God chooses men by the quality of his heart not his appearance. It don’t matter what handicap you may have God will turn it into a your advantage and make you big by his power that lives in you by the Holy Ghost anointing!!! Lord help us always be in a position to serve, share the gospel, and be a testimony of your love in Jesus Name Amen

  11. 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.

  12. You are your greatest testimony! People look upon you far more than listen to you. Live a godly life upright and righteous , Jesus is the only way!!!

  13. 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.

    No matter what the outcome. We must always move forward.

  14. 1 Samuel 16:4 Samuel did what the Lord said. When he arrived at Bethlehem the elders of the Town trembled when they met him. They ask do you come in peace? Samuel replied yes in peace I have come to sacrifice to the Lord consecrate yourselves and come to the sacrifice with me. Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. When they arrived Samuel saw Eliab and thought surely the Lord anointed stands here before the Lord. But the Lord said to Samuel do not consider his appearance or his height for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at people look at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart.

  15. 22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.
    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.

    Preparing for the future.

    God knows how to get us ready for our futures. He will set us in place to become familiar with it before he puts us in it. What does your future hold?

  16. 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV Strong’s)
    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.

    Our heart will testify!

    We cannot hide our heart from the all seeing eyes of our King. He knows the very thought, intentions, and motives. In the day of judgment all will be revealed. The fire will reveal.

    If you want to see what your heart looks like then go through a trial. Whatever we are quick to do: anger, malice, rage, gossip, hate, love, praise, etc. will manifest in the fire.

    Those souls who are tormented in hell curse God because of their hearts.

    Let us do as Solomon said and keep our hearts with all diligence.

    1 Peter 1:7 (KJV Strong’s)
    7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

  17. 21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.

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

    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.

    Because David had learned to worship in the pasture, while tending sheep, he was able to come into an atmosphere that was not prepared for the presence of the Lord, and sing and play his way into the presence of the Lord causing the evil spirit to depart from Saul.

    The Spirit of the Lord and the spirit of the enemy, cannot dwell in the same place. When God’s Spirit/Presence comes in, everything else must go or become subject to the presence of the Lord.

    This is the same action that should take place in an Apostolic service. When we begin to sing/play and worship we bring the Spirit/Presence of the Lord into the room and everything that is opposed to His Spirit must vacate the premise as He sets up His throne.

    People are most susceptible to God moving in their lives when the atmosphere is right everything changes.

  18. 1 Samuel 16:7b & 10-13
    7b) … for the LORD seeth not as a man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

    10) Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
    11) And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
    12) And 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.
    13) Then 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.

    These scriptures made me think of a chorus to the song “Shepherd Boy.”
    But when others see a shepherd boy
    God may see a king
    Even though your life seems filled
    With ordinary things
    In just a moment, He can touch you
    And everything will change
    When others see a shepherd boy
    God may see a king.

    What does God see in you that others don’t see?

  19. “But Samuel asked, “How can I do that? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.” “Take a heifer with you,” the LORD replied, “and say that you have come to make a sacrifice to the LORD. Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you which of his sons to anoint for me.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭16:2-3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    God always has a plan and a way of escape 

  20. iLove to Grow in the Word

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

    The Word of the Lord can be taken at face value in these scriptures. God sent this spirit to torment Saul. There are other instances in which God sent spirits to accomplish his will.

    1 Kings 22:20-23 KJV And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. (21) And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. (22) And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. (23) Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.

  21. Instruments of the Lord

    It’s amazing to me that when Saul needed someone to bring healing to his mind it was going to come from David who was going to eventually take his place. Another thing is when David was chosen by God a few sentences back he was ruddy, now he is valiant. God is using the (instruments) that he wants to use and how he wants to use them. The harp was just something to camoflauge the real instrument David that God was using for his plan. As we work in the kingdom don’t be surprised when God puts you in a position that you never wanted or supposably asked for. David surly didn’t dream of playing for Saul when he was in the field tending to the sheep. God sees things through eyes that are not clouded by time and this world. When we end up in these spots we have to trust and listen for Gods next instruction. God will lead you through and the purpose will be revealed in his time.

  22. 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.

    God always judges us by our heart! Alot of times people dont see what God sees cause they look at the outter man!

  23. 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.

    We are so quick to judge what we see on the outside appearance. God see what’s what our motives and intentions are. He know and see what you do when nobody else is around. Help us to be real in everything we do.

  24. 12 And 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.

    13 Then 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.

    God will anoint the one that He choses. In this case it was the youngest of 8 children to anoint as the king over the Israelites. David was but a child tending to his father’s sheep. Now he has been chosen to tend to his FATHER’S SHEEP. The call that was put upon David, most men today would give their soul. That is a lot of power to give one man; it’s how you use that power. Will it be that God will use you for His kingdom and to bring the lost to Him. Be careful with the anointing that God gives you; cause He will take it away if you are disobedient.

    Thank you Jesus…..Amen!!!

  25. But the Lord said to Samuel Don’t judge y a man’s face and height his hair the way he dresses what color he is or any other outer appearance
    The Lord made it very clear in chapter 7that I the Lord don’t judge people about the.outer part of a man

    Have been guilty of this also but when there’s people and clicks this.is.happening praise God I.try not to do that .

  26. 11 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.

    Are you considering all your options? Sometimes when God leads us in certain directions in our life, we may think that reach points where we reach deadends or don’t have an option left. It may seem like all hope is lost, but in truth, there may be an option you don’t see or haven’t considered because you have put it on the back of your mind.

    Be sure to listen to the still, small voice of God. A whisper from him can lead you in a direction that you may not expect. But it can be the direction where you find exactly what you have been praying for.

  27. “But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.” The word of God (Jesus) was clear on where the evil spirit came from. One should be mindful that God (Creator) made everything and everyone, and the imitator (satan) can only do as he is allowed. Dear God, forgive us (me) and change us (me) so that we (I) do not suffer the same fate, in Jesus name. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  28. “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.” The Lord as was recorded here cares for what he can clearly see, which is our heart. God perform heart surgery as may be needed so that we may be saved, in Jesus name.

  29. 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’m so glad that God doesn’t see things the was we see them. Instead God looks at the heart . He knows our motives and intentions and that’s how he judges us.

  30. 11 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.

    12 And 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.

    13 Then 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 14 Now the Spirit of the LORD had left Saul, and the LORD sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear.

    Did God really send an evil spirit to fill Saul? I believe, God stopped protecting Saul, and this allowed satan to fill his heart. God did not send, but allowed Satan to enter into Saul’s heart.

  33. 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.

    There is great power in music played with God’s anointing.

  34. David’s music therapy helps soothe Saul’s soul. Music has the natural tendency to calm the mind when it is disturbed. David’s harp playing is so soothing that even after Saul grows to hate David, Saul cannot do with out his playing. The therapeutic quality of music also calls Elisha’s spirit and opens up his heart to God’s message (2Ki 3:14-15). Music can soothe us today if it glorifies God and not the spirit of man or Satan. If holy sanctified music opens up ones soul to the Holy Spirit then what is unholy music opening ones heart but Satan. It’s important to guard and protect our hearts.

  35. 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.

    We must not be so quick to size people up by their appearance because we cannot see their heart like the Lord can. God can also see their ending and what he can do in them and what they can do through him. Don’t judge the book by the cover they say.

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