Richmond Community Church

Richmond Community Church

2021-05-02: The Life of David — David Anointed King

May 02, 2021

Sermon Audio: David Anointed King
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: I Samuel 16:1-13
Duration: 23:52
Size: 16.3 MB

The Life of David
David Anointed King
I Samuel 16:1-13

David's story begins in 1 Samuel 16, where we read that God sent Samuel to anoint David as the next king of Israel.

However, God's rejection of Saul paved the way for the selection of a new king, a man after God's own heart (I Samuel 13:14).

I. Samuel's Grief (I Samuel 16:1-3)
Literally, the Lord said to Samuel, "I have seen for myself a king among his sons."

There is a lesson for us here: The Lord is in sovereign control over everything and, even when events seem most dismal, he is preparing marvelous displays of his power and glory.

II. Samuel's Obedience (I Samuel 16:4-5)
But Samuel's obedience did not mean that things went entirely smoothly for him.

III. Samuel's Surprise (I Samuel 16:6-10)
"A man after God's own heart" has been taken in popular Christian jargon to mean a particularly godly man, a man with a heart like God's.

IV. Samuel's Anointing (I Samuel 16:11-16)
The Lord had selected David, and so Samuel anointed him, that is, he messiah'd him, as king over Israel, although it would be many years before he would actually begin serving as king.