February 25, 2018


Blessings folk!

The discussion between Eliab and David and subsequent continued questions of David must have caused a ruckus.


Saul hear about.
Saul sent for David.

Must have been some seen for it to reach the attention of the King.

Read again and watch what happens between the King and David.

1Sa 17:28-37

Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men;
and Eliab’s anger burned against David and he said, “Why have you come down?
And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness?
I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart;
for you have come down in order to see the battle.”

But David said, “What have I done now? Was it not just a question?”

Then he turned away from him to another and said the same thing;
and the people answered the same thing as before.

When the words which David spoke were heard, they told them to Saul, and he sent for him.

David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail on account of him;
your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”

Then Saul said to David,
“You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him;
for you are but a youth while he has been a warrior from his youth.”

But David said to Saul,
“Your servant was tending his father’s sheep.
When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

I went out after him and attacked him, and rescued it from his mouth;
and when he rose up against me, I seized him by his beard and struck him and killed him.

“Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear;
and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them,
since he has taunted the armies of the living God.”

And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you.”

Fear (Saul) vs, Faith (David)

Fear paralyzes,
Fear seeks the solutions of men…bribes of money and daughter.
Fear creates defensiveness, anger, bitterness, etc.
Fear destroys trust in the Lord.

Faith says let no man’s heart fail on account of the enemy.
Faith says “I will go fight the enemy”.
Faith sees the preparation of the past…the smaller victories/battles against lion and bear.
Faith stands against the taunt of the enemy of the Lord.
Faith goes in the power and strength of the Lord.
Faith knows the Lord is with us.
Faith knows that the Lord will deliver.

David, manifesting faith in the Lord, stood boldly before Saul, manifesting fear in the flesh, and declared that the victory is the Lord’s.

We should be as David.

Remember, the Spirit of the Lord was with David.
The Spirit had left Saul.

The fruit is evident.