“The Lord Is With Him…”

February 18, 2018

“The Lord Is With Him…”

Blessings folk!

Saul’s servants had recommend that he procure a “skillful” player upon the harp to deal with the evil spirit that would come upon Saul.

The KJV says a “cunning player”.

The word translated “cunning” appears over 800 times in the OT.
It means “to know”, “to perceive” , “to discern”, to “experience”.
The Hebrew word is “yada”.
Yeah…that one made famous by Seinfeld…”yada, yada, yada”.
Literally means “you know, you know…you know what I mean”.

This player would be high skilled.
He would be intuitive.
He would know what to do upon the instrument when the evil spirit came.

Saul’s response?

1 Samuel 16:17 
So Saul said to his servants,
"Provide for me now a man who can play well and bring him to me."

Saul said bring such a man.

He left it to the discernment of the servants.

Who did they bring?

1 Samuel 16:18
Then one of the young men said,
"Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician,
a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man;
and the LORD is with him."

The servant had seen one of the sons of Jesse.
He had paid attention.

This son was…

  • A skillful musician
  • A mighty man of valor
  • A warrior
  • One prudent in speech
  • A handsome man

And most of all…

The Lord is with him.
Quite a “resume/recommendation” from the servant.

Know this.
People watch.
They see.

What are they seeing?

Oh yeah…one more thought.

The servant of Saul…the Saul that had the Lord leave him…is now telling Saul that the Lord is with this son of Jesse.