And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me. Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him. 1Samuel 16:17 -18
King Saul was troubled in spirit (by his own disobedience to the word of God). He went to his servants and asked them to provide him with someone who could play the harp and “quiet” his spirit.
One of the servants gave this testimony of David:
~ Cunning in playing – John Gill says he had a good skill in music and was an expert in it.
~ Mighty valiant man – powerful, a warrior
~ Man of war – fought in battles
~Prudent in matters – he was trustworthy, upright and honest. John Gill says, “He knew how to behave in his talk, conversation, conduct and behavior”
~ Comely person – beautiful
~ God is with him
What a great testimony. This is what the servant “saw”. At this time David was not that old probably somewhere between sixteen and twenty-five.
The two statements that stand out are he was prudent in matters and God is with him.
How do others “see” us? What is our testimony to those around us? Would a stranger be able to tell you are a Christian by your actions towards others and your stand with God?
Have a blessed day,
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