From Harp Player To An Armour Bearer

And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul. And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer. 1 Samuel 16:20‭-‬21 KJV

The King was already a wealthy man. Its intriguing that Jesse had to send David to King Saul in a special way. This is how it is rendered in NLT: ” Jesse responded by sending David to Saul, along with a young goat, a donkey loaded with bread, and a wineskin full of wine.(1 Sam.16:20 ). There’s something these Easterners knew about appearing before a king that we may learn from. This tradition was borne out of a standing law on how to appear before the Lord( Deut.16:16-17 ). Jesse was a man of respect and order. Beyond that he knew that this was a special opportunity for his son to be in the service of the King.
Notice what happened. David went to play to keep demons away, but ends up as an armour beater. That’s a very different job. This is how Craig Hecht describes an armour beater in an article published in their church website on May,2022: ” The role of armor-bearer is not for the weak-hearted, the selfish, or the disinterested. It takes a special someone who is committed to the Lord first and then their fellow brethren”. That is David. Who are you an armour beater to? Who are you committed to protect? David was anointed King, but he was committed first as an armour beater. You can become from where you are. Be committed.

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