Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Music and the Tormented Soul

God needs to train David to be king.

How better to do it, then to take him from the fields with the sheep, and put him in the middle of the king's court!

One of David's talents was music. The tunes he developed out in the fields at night ended up being played for the highest person in the land.

14 "Now the Spirit of the Lord had left Saul, and the Lord sent a tormenting spirit[d] that filled him with depression and fear.

15 Some of Saul’s servants said to him, “A tormenting spirit from God is troubling you. 16 Let us find a good musician to play the harp whenever the tormenting spirit troubles you. He will play soothing music, and you will soon be well again.”

17 “All right,” Saul said. “Find me someone who plays well, and bring him here.”

18 One of the servants said to Saul, “One of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that—he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the Lord is with him.”

9 So Saul sent messengers to Jesse to say, “Send me your son David, the shepherd.” 20 Jesse responded by sending David to Saul, along with a young goat, a donkey loaded with bread, and a wineskin full of wine.

21 So David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer.

22 Then Saul sent word to Jesse asking, “Please let David remain in my service, for I am very pleased with him.”

23 And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away."

Saul thought it was the music.

But his problem was spiritual, not psychological.

And the spirit of the Lord was with David...

For David's Harp music click here

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