From Shepherd to King in Waiting

From Shepherd to King in Waiting

September 21, 2014
Passage: 1 Samuel 22:1-5, 1 Samuel 18:7, 1 Samuel 18:30
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David's Rise:
Shepherd boy anointed to be king
Plays harp for the king
Becomes the king's armour bearer
Moves into the royal palace
Becomes best friend of the prince
Succeeds in everything
Becomes very popular - 1 Samuel 18 v 7
Marries a princess
Becomes famous everywhere - 1 Samuel 18 v 30

David's Fall:
Has a spear thrown at him
Runs for his life in the middle of the night
Flees from Samuel's house
Separated from his best friend
Flees to a foreign country
Flees to the hill country
Surrounded by difficult people

Things changed quickly!

3 things David did in the midst of hardship:
1. Lived out his anointing (v2)
2. Continued to seek God (v3)
3. Listened for the prophetic voice (v5)