1 Sam. 17-20 King Saul needs a warrior to destroy the enemy, but he doesn’t think the shepherd David is up to the task, so he dresses him as a soldier. However, David has never worn battle gear because he is a shepherd, so he gives up the armor and kills that giant Goliath with his trusty slingshot and a stone.
As Saul becomes more and more recluse, he hires David to minister to him. But, in time, because God’s Spirit has left Saul, he flies into a rage off and on. David probably wishes he were back with his sheep at this point! 🙁
David and Jonathan, Saul’s son, become fast friends and vow to care for one another no matter what. Also, the people begin looking more and more to David, not the king or Prince Jonathan, so the king seeks to deceive David by offering him wealth, the hand of his daughter, and freedom from taxation. Sadly, this truth is apparent: what a tangled web we weave when we first set out to deceive.
Know this truth; there are deceivers around every bend of the road, be alert to them. Stay true to your humble beginnings and pray for discernment!