Peter Barnes | 1 Samuel 16:1-13
SAMUEL ANOINTS DAVID AS KING
1 Samuel 16:1-13; 2 Corinthians 10:1-11
– Saul is rejected (15:26). David is anointed privately here. Later he would actually reign as king over Judah (2 Sam.2:4), then all Israel (2 Sam.5:3).
1. The wicked may forfeit their right to hear the truth.
– 16:1-5; Saul is only to be told about the sacrifice, not the anointing
– Eph.4:25 but note Joshua 2:1-7; God may withdraw His truth from us
2. God’s judgments are true; ours are superficial.
– 16:6-7; Samuel is thinking of how Saul appeared (cf. 9:2; 10:23-24); it is not so much beauty versus ugliness (note 16:12)
– but our judgment needs to be righteous (John 7:24)
– Jesus is an unexpected Messiah (Isa.53:2); the cross is an unheard of instrument of salvation (Matt.16:21-23)
– 1 Cor.1:26-31
3. David is anointed by Samuel and by God.
– 16:13; see Matt.3:13-17 – a greater David.