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.”
11 And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men here?” Then he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.”
And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here.” 12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the LORD said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
THE ACTION AFTER THE ANOINTING(17:1-47)
1 Now the Philistines gathered their armies together to battle, and were gathered at Sochoh, which belongs to Judah; they encamped between Sochoh and Azekah, in Ephes Dammim. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and they encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in battle array against the Philistines. 3 The Philistines stood on a mountain on one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side, with a valley between them.
4 And a champion went out from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. 6 And he had bronze armor on his legs and a bronze javelin between his shoulders. 7 Now the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his iron spearhead weighed six hundred shekels; and a shield-bearer went before him. 8 Then he stood and cried out to the armies of Israel, and said to them, “Why have you come out to line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and you the servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” 10 And the Philistine said, “I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.” 11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.