Where to start? king David was born to do The Will of God!
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”
But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.”
The Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate.”
Samuel did what the Lord said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, “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’s 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.”
Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “The Lord has not chosen this one either.” Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the Lord chosen this one.” Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?”
“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”
Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”
So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features.
Then The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.” David was Created for a reason, Amen.
Matthew 1:1–17 begins the Gospel, “A record of the origin of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac, …” and continues on until “… Jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
The Davidic line or House of David (known in Hebrew as Malkhut Beit David, מלכות בית דוד – “Kingdom of the House of David“) refers to the lineage of King David through the texts in the Hebrew Bible, in the New Testament, and through the succeeding centuries.
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With The LORD a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. In Heaven, ‘Time’ ceases in The Presence of The Creator of ‘Time’.
We first examine this from a Scientific perspective: https://time.com/68381/life-beyond-death-the-science-of-the-afterlife-2/
We could speak on this for days! In God’s Spirit Likeness Wo(Man) is Created.
What occurs to unbelievers? https://youtu.be/2moiCbLIjLU
So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of The Lord came powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah.
We follow the story through David’s return to tending the sheep after being annointed as the next ruler of Israel. He tended sheep! Mind you, Saul was still king of Israel.
God KNOWS ALL!
Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. “Consult a spirit for me,” he said, “and bring up for me the one I name.”
But the woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?”
Saul swore to her by The Lord, “As surely as the Lord lives, you will not be punished for this.”
Then the woman asked, “Whom shall I bring up for you?”
“Bring up Samuel,” he said.
When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out at the top of her voice and said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!”
The king said to her, “Don’t be afraid. What do you see?”
The woman said, “I see a ghostly figure coming up out of the Earth.”
“What does he look like?” he asked.
“An old man wearing a robe is coming up,” she said.
Then Saul knew it was Samuel, and he bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground.
Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?”
“I am in great distress,” Saul said. “The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has departed from me. He no longer answers me, either by prophets or by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what to do.”
Samuel said, “Why do you consult me, now that the Lord has departed from you and become your enemy? The Lord has done what he predicted through me. The Lord has torn the kingdom out of your hands and given it to one of your neighbors—to David. Because you did not obey the Lord or carry out his fierce wrath against the Amalekites, the Lord has done this to you today. The Lord will deliver both Israel and you into the hands of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. The Lord will also give the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines.”
Amazingly, Saul was led by his spirit to kill David. In response David fled. After Saul’s jealousy had forced David to flee for his life, he had two opportunities to slay the King but magnanimously spared him.
We could dwell on this, but references are linked above. David was tested during this period. We are tested when we are selected by The LORD.
David respected The Creator Who Created him for a reason. One of the reasons David is so successful as a king is that he weaves the relationship with God into the very life of the people. So when David establishes his capital in Jerusalem he establishes it with the Ark of the Covenant.
The single verse, 2 Samuel 18:33, regarding David’s grief at the loss of his son (“And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!
At this point, we cannot be ignorant of fact! We are all tried. Emotions, wants and desires reign in all our lives. We see it in the life of David.
The result of David following his desire:
David was known as and was- God be praised a friend of God.
After defeating the great Philistine giant, David found favor in the courts of Saul as Saul’s personal harpist. … David was called a “friend of God,” and in his songs (many of the Psalms), he is known for his honest questions, desperate pleas, and joyous praises.
After the death of Absalom and David’s repentace, David and Bathseba bore a son – Solomon.
According to the Hebrew Bible, Solomon’s Temple, also known as the First Temple, was the Holy Temple (בֵּית־הַמִּקְדָּשׁ: Beit HaMikdash) in ancient Jerusalem before its destruction by Nebuchadnezzar II after the Siege of Jerusalem of 587 BCE. The period in which the First Temple presumably, or actually, stood in Jerusalem, is known in academic literature as the First Temple period (c.1000–586 BCE).
So much more to share, however, we will, the key here is to know that there is an event when we pass.