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Key Verse

  • I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him, With whom My hand shall be established and steadfast; My arm also shall strengthen him. Psalm 89:20-21 AMP


1. Responsible

  • but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s flock at Bethlehem. 1 Samuel 17:15 AMP
  • Early in the morning David left the flock in the care of a shepherd, loaded up and set out, as Jesse had directed. He reached the camp as the army was going out to its battle positions, shouting the war cry. 1 Samuel 17:20 NIV

2. Rejected

  • Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” Jesse replied, “There is still one left, the youngest; he is tending the sheep.” Samuel said to Jesse, “Send word and bring him; because we will not sit down [to eat the sacrificial meal] until he comes here.” 1 Sam 16:11 AMP
  • When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.” 1 Samuel 17:28 NIV

3. Passionate about insult against God

  • David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?” 1 Samuel 17:26 NIV

4. Remembered past deliverances & trusted GOD for future deliverance

  • David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:37 ESV

5. Unique Features

  • I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him Ps 89:20 AMP

The only known person about whom GOD says “I have found”. See also

  • But a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers. John 4:23 AMP

6. Man of Prayer & Fasting

  • I am a man of prayer. Psalm 109:4 BSB
  • But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth (mourning garment); I humbled my soul with fasting, And I prayed with my head bowed on my chest. Psalm 35:13 AMP
  • My knees are weak from fasting, And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness. Psalm 109:24 NASB

7. Sought GOD's Presence

  • Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10 NIV
Desired GOD’s Presence more than worldly riches.

8. Prepared Beforehand

  • David said, Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands. I will therefore make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death. 1 Chronicles 22:5 AMPC

9. Songwriter, Singer, Musician

  • Now these are the last words of David: David son of Jesse says, and the man who was raised on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist1 of Israel, says, The Spirit of the Lord spoke in and by me, and His word was upon my tongue. 2 Samuel 23:1-2 AMPC

 Was a constant worshipper who wrote most of the Psalms.

10. Fulfilled GOD's purpose for his life

  • For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was buried among his fathers … Acts 13:36 AMP


  1. 2158 זמרה זמר זמיר [zâmîyr zâmir zemirâh] \{zaw-meer'} {zaw-meer'} zem-ee-raw'\ (Feminine): from 2167; a song to be accompanied with instrumental music: - psalm ({-ist}) {singing} song.