Contributed by Thomas Custer on Mar 17, 2014
what made David who he was, was not developed in the fanfare of the palace, but in the isolation of a pasture...
long before he played for Saul, he played for God. Before defeating the giant, he practiced on trees, targets, bears and lions.
Palace or the Pasture
1 Samuel 16:11 KJV
 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.