1 Samuel 18:1-11 – “AFTER GOLIATH” OR “NEVER THE SAME”
When David defeated Goliath his life changed completely.
He had to adapt to a new lifestyle. He was no longer the shepherd boy taking care of his father’s sheep, but a national hero. There are times in our lives, when we will be forced to adjust to changes in our life styles as well.
COVENANT WITH JONATHAN – Vss. 1, 3-4
David had a new friendship based on love!
CHANGE OF SERVICE – Vss. 2, 5
Saul would not permit David to go back to care for his father’s sheep. He was now be in the service of King Saul. There are times when our Lord will require us to change our place or type of service.
We should make the change joyfully.
CHALLENGE OF PRAISE – Vss. 6-7
David is now the “matinee idol” of Israel.
It is important that when we receive praise that we don’t let it go to our heads, or actually believe that was said about us.
Vs. 14 tells us that David “behaved himself wisely in all his ways.”
The praise did not have a negative effect on Him.
CONFLICT WITH SAUL – Vss. 8-11
Saul was not happy with the praise that David received.
He immediately figured out that David was to be the next king.
David’s life certainly changed, and he had to be on the alert against possible attacks.