1 Samuel 16

Saul anoints David to be King; he receives the theocratic anointing to enable him to lead Israel and it is removed from Saul.

  • What is the difference between the Lord’s and man’s appraisal (v. 7)? How should this affect and control you (cp. 2 Cor 5:16)?
  • Note verses 13–14. The Spirit-given enablement that helped Saul lead Israel was removed and given to David. This is called the “theocratic anointing.” It does not refer to the new birth. How does this help you understand David’s request in Psalm 51:11?