Summary: It is about young warriors needed in the church.
A Warrior’s Song
1 Samuel 16:14-18 (New King James Version)
14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the LORD troubled him. 15 And Saul’s servants said to him, “Surely, a distressing spirit from God is troubling you. 16 Let our master now command your servants, who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skillful player on the harp. And it shall be that he will play it with his hand when the distressing spirit from God is upon you, and you shall be well.”
17 So Saul said to his servants, “Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me.”
18 Then one of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the LORD is with him.”
The world is filled with followers, supervisors, leaders, and managers but very few Warriors. Being Warrior is like beauty-its hard to define, but you know when you see it.
Time has produced a legacy of distinguished and outstanding individuals who have impacted history and the development of mankind.
These men and women were both rich and poor, learned an unlearned, trained and untrained. They came from every race, color, language and culture of the world. Many of them had no ambition to become great or renowned.
In fact, most of the individuals who have greatly affected mankind were simple people who were victims of circumstances that demanded the hidden qualities of their character: others were driven by a personal passionate goal.
Warriors are ordinary people who accept pr are placed under extraordinary circumstances that bring forth their latent potential, producing a character that inspires the confidence and trust of others. Our world today is in desperate need of such individuals, William Shakespeare once wrote, ”there is a tide in the affairs of men.” His words expressed his observation of the turning pages of history and their influence upon our lives. It’s as if we, as men and nations, are caught in a tide of providential events. There have been era’s in the history of our world in which multiple sets of tide-like influence have impacted our civilization and culture at nearly the same time.
These historical incidents are known as “crossroads of history” I would suggest that, in the twentieth-first century we are at a confluence of historic tides.
In the past two decades, a relatively short span of time within this century, the world has experienced many remarkable changes in the realms of science, technology, medicine, space, and hundreds of other so-called advancement in our nations.
Strangely this century has also seen more distressings things than any previous century. Devastating wars, monstrous new weapons, countless natural disasters, fatal diseases, Fatal diseases, poverty stricten societies, prominent careers end obrupytly, destiny dashed and graveyards filled with unfullfied dreamers
THE ANOINTING BEFORE THE ACTION(16:1-23)
1 Now the LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.”