Richmond Community Church

Richmond Community Church

2021-05-09: The Life of David — David in Saul’s Service

May 09, 2021

Sermon Audio: David in Saul's Service
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: I Samuel 16:14-23
Duration: 20:30
Size: 14.0 MB

The Life of David
David in Saul's Service
I Samuel 16:14-23

After the anointing, David went back to the fields to take care of the sheep, and Samuel returned to his home in Ramah.

David quickly learned that Samuel had been sent by the Lord to provide for himself a king from among Jesse's sons.

I. Saul's Troubled Soul (I Samuel 16:14)
The first result of God's rejection of Saul as king over Israel is that the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul.

The second result of God's rejection of Saul as king over Israel is that a harmful spirit from the Lord tormented Saul.

That is why we need the Armor of God, and we need to learn to walk in the Spirit. God has given us the spiritual weapons to not sin and win the righteous battle.

II. Saul's Servant's Solution (I Samuel 16:15-18)
The lesson for us is this: superficial solutions will not address spiritual problems. We live in a fallen world, and things are constantly going wrong.

III. Saul's Faithful Servant (I Samuel 16:19-23)
In God's providence, David was now getting a front-row seat observing Saul as king over Israel. He saw how Saul governed his people.

He was able to observe first-hand the administration of kingship. And he was also able to see the necessity of repenting of sin before God.