June 7, 2024 – 1 Samuel 16:14-23

June 7, 2024 – 1 Samuel 16:14-23


Here we see Saul is tormented and trouble by harmful spirits from God.  He requested someone to help him by playing music.  David was recognized as a young, vibrant musician, full of valor and prepared for war and also a man of God.  Saul sent for David and the evil spirit is quieted by the music provided by David.  Saul came to love David and ask that he remain with him and David served as his armor-bearer. We often look to exercise, music, and other resources to relax and calm ourselves.  Nothing can really provide a real cure but Jesus through his blood and applied in faith to sanctify and redeem us.


Remember the old song,”Lookin’ for Love in All the Wrong Places”?  Are you looking for calm, peace, freedom from torment, fear and anger?  Only Jesus can provide the answer to these struggles.  Seek peace and comfort through our Lord Jesus Christ and ask the Holy Spirit works to resolve conflict in your life.   


14  Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the LORD tormented him.  15  And Saul's servants said to him, “Behold now, a harmful spirit from God is tormenting you.  16  Let our lord now command your servants who are before you to seek out a man who is

skillful in playing the lyre, and when the harmful spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will be well.”  17  So Saul said to his servants, “Provide for me a man who can play well and bring him to me.”  18  One of the young men answered, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a

man of good presence, and the LORD is with him.”  19  Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me David your son, who is with the sheep.”  20  And Jesse took a donkey laden with bread and a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them by David his son to Saul.  21  And David came to Saul and entered his service. And Saul loved him greatly, and he became his

armor-bearer.  22  And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Let David remain in my service, for he has found favor in my sight.”  23  And whenever the harmful spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand. So Saul was refreshed and was well, and the harmful spirit

departed from him.




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