Summary: God uses Samuel to speak to David and now David is use to defeat the giant in the life of the Israelites.

God sees the heart Part two

1 Samuel 17:1-11

Introduction- Good morning Rosedale!

We are continuing a message from last week entitled God sees the heart. I am going to get you caught up as soon as possible.

Anyone one here feel like they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders?

Anyone feel like almost everything gets on your last nerve? God sees the heart!

God sees your heart. We have been in a study with Samuel the prophet who felt like he could no longer be used by God because of the actions of someone else.

Is that you?

Do you feel disqualified?

I am here to tell you this morning that it is not over till it’s over and God says it’s over.

If you believe that your God is a big God and believe that God is more than able to supply your needs than you have to believe that your God can handle and help you through the rough patches and will be with you till the end.

Last week we saw Samuel believed

The past defined his future- God showed him that wasn’t true.

Samuel believed that He was no longer of any use for God to use him- God showed him that wasn’t true.

He believed that the good old days were in the past- God showed him that the good old days weren’t as good as he had thought .

We finished the text with Samuel anointing the young boy shepherd David to be the future king of Israel.

I want you to keep an open mind as we read the text and be determined that God is going to speak the word of God into your life and I don’t care what age you.

When we gather to hear God’s word- God speaks!

God wants to speak a word to you! When you believe it with all your heart, you’ll sit in the front of the church because that is where extra blessing is but most are afraid to sit In the front!


Remember from last week the text ended where David was anointed by Samuel.

“Then the Lord said, rise and anoint him, he is the one. So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah.”

I want you to see something important here-

If you don’t catch this, you miss the meaning why David did so well against Goliath.

Samuel went back to Ramah his home town- his job was finished and he had completed what the Lord wanted from him.

David after being anointed to be the next king of Israel went back to the field to tend his sheep because he was not ready to take the job God had anointed him for.

There is a time of preparation that he had to go through.

Somebody ought to be saying praise the Lord! I’m here in an almost church because were taping but I guarantee on Sunday there will be some shouting going on!

Prophet Samuel was done and David needs to get ready!

David went back to his old job but with a fresh anointing of God on his life-

edThe Spirit of God fell on him because the Holy Spirit wasn’t given yet but we as believers have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us.

We ought to be some excited people when it comes to doing things for the Lord.

King Saul back at the palace was depressed (evil spirit) and it tormented him.

They could not find a way to keep him from being depressed and they search for someone who could play a harp and sooth him when he was in those times of torment.

One of the king’s servants “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the harp. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine looking man. And the Lord is with him.”

Do you see what is happening here!

Saul sends for David- “Send me your son David”

Jesse sends with his son a donkey full of bread and wine/ because it never a bad idea to get on the good side of the king.

David played for Saul and Saul’s depression went away- Saul like David and wanted him to stay. “Allow David to remain in my service, for I am pleased with him.”

David was made an armor bearer for King Saul. ( he has now been put in a position of influence. He has now gotten the attention of the king)

How many know that the Lord has to prepare us and position us for His work if we are to be the most effective for the kingdom. Amen!

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