This is the story of the majesty of Jesus Christ shining forth as no other had ever been glorified. It was in the presence of only three apostles. After this event the Lord set the rest of His ministry towards His Cross.
The adventures of David now intensify. Having already met his future deadly enemy Saul, king of the Jews, he now meets Goliath, in righteous indignation David slew the giant that day. He did not suffer blasphemers.
The spirit of God departed Saul and a harassing spirit came upon him. To find relief from his self-inflicted spiritual depression, David is brought into King Saul’s court to play his harp as therapy for Saul — ominous!
The Lord gives critical lessons about His identity, His mission and our relationship to these things. Satan tried to immediately corrupt these lessons but the Lord shut him down, leaving His disciples to consider it.
God asked Samuel how long he intended to mourn Saul’s being rejected by Him? He told Samuel to fill his horn with oil, go anoint the one of His choosing from the sons of Jesse. To Samuel’s surprise it was David.