Then Saul said to David, “Blessed be you, my son David! You will do many things and will succeed in them” (1 Samuel 26:25).
The blessing of God on David could hardly be clearer in this story. Three times we are told that the Lord was with David:
- Saul was afraid of David because the Lord was with him (18:12).
- David had success in all his undertakings, for the Lord was with him (18:14).
- Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David (18:28).
God’s hand was on David, and blessing follows him wherever he goes.
Four times we read about David’s success:
- David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him (18:5).
- David had success in all his undertakings (18:14).
- Saul saw that he (David) had great success (18:15).
- David had more success that all the servants of Saul so that his name was highly esteemed (18:30).
By God’s grace, David is plucked from obscurity and anointed king. By God’s kindness, David is brought from being night watchman for sheep into the royal court, and he is handed the job of being chief musician to the king. By God’s wisdom and strength, David overcomes Goliath, the great enemy, whose armies threaten God’s people.
God is with David and he gives great success to him. And as a result, David becomes the great hero of the people of God.
Wouldn’t you just love to be David?