“Young David,” Old Testament Stories (2022)
“Young David,” Old Testament Stories
The Lord sent the prophet Samuel to find a new king. Saul, who was king at that time, had stopped following the Lord. The Lord told Samuel to travel to Bethlehem and find a man named Jesse. The new king would be one of Jesse’s sons.
Jesse’s older sons were tall and strong. But the Lord told Samuel not to judge them by how they looked.
Samuel asked Jesse if he had any other sons. Jesse said his youngest son, David, was caring for the sheep. David was brought to Samuel.
David was smaller than his brothers and was just a shepherd boy. But the Lord did not care what David looked like. The Lord knew David’s heart was full of faith. He told Samuel that David would be the king. Samuel blessed David. The Spirit of the Lord prepared David to be king.