David is one of my favorite Old Testament people. I know he was a mess, but he was also mentioned in Hebrews 11 (v. 32-34) in the Hall of Faith, and he is also called by God, “a man after His own heart.” (Acts 13:22) God wanted someone- someone after His own heart– who would rule His people differently. We all still benefit from the many things we learn about David’s love for God. In the Psalms he wrote about his King.
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have
done, and Your thoughts toward us; no one can compare with You!
If I should declare and speak of them, they are too many to be
numbered. I delight to do Your will, O my God; yes, Your law is
within my heart. Psalm 40:5, 8 (AMP)
This is just a small example of all the wonderful things that David discovered and proclaimed about his God. For David to know God in this way, he would have to learn from many things, and hear from many voices. God always has a plan and He has people in place to help you understand His plan for your life. However, things may need to be adjusted and aligned before His plan begins to roll out for you in the natural. In David’s case, the first voice would be a voice that would influence and impact his life forever. Let’s use his life as our example today, for he had opportunity to hear many voices.
Now the Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul,
seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn
with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I
have provided Myself a king among his sons.” 1 Samuel 16:1
In the above scripture we find the first and most important voice. A voice that brings directives that will help all of us. We can learn many things from God’s voice as He spoke to Samuel. God had set David apart for ruling His kingdom. In 1 Samuel 16, God is speaking to the prophet concerning David, and concerning Samuel’s own mindsets and actions, so that he would be in proper order to bring about the whole will of God properly.
God always has a plan and He has people in place to help you understand His plan for your life.