Part 3 Summary of 1 Samuel – David’s called to soothe Saul’s evil spirit

1 Samuel 16:12-23..18 Then one of the young men said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man; and the Lord is with him.” 19 So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me your son David who is with the flock.”

After the annointing of David the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul and he began to be tormented by an evil spirit [vv.12-15]. King Saul’s servants suggested getting David to play the harp to soothe him. So David went to King Saul every time the evil spirit came and played the harp and the spirit departed. The key to David’s success was “the Lord is with him.” [v.18c]

Apparently the departure of the Spirit from Saul was close to the the Spirit of the Lord coming on David at his annointing by Samuel. The Message translation says “at that very moment” [vv.13-14]. It had been 16 years from Saul’s first rebellion against God and 3 years since the 2nd recorded rebellion. That may have been about the age of David at his anointing.

God’s timing is often delayed but always right on time.

Henry Luke 6/5/2018

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