Read 1 Samuel 19-20 at Bible Gateway.
We begin to see that David is a type of Messiah, not only because of the prevalence of threes which begin to occur in David’s life, but also, his many escapes from certain death. Life in the place of death, or in the face of death, is also a sign of Messiah, which we began to see in Torah!
Notice the Messianic parallels: David delivered Israel from the hands of her enemies the Philistines, just as Yeshua delivered Israel from the hands of her enemies – all the power of death, hell, and the devil! David accomplished his victory over Goliath the Philistine, not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of God, and Yeshua accomplished His victory the same way – for the cross was not a tool of might or power!
David was the anointed king over Israel, even before he slew Goliath, just as Yeshua was Israel’s Anointed One (Messiah) even before He went to the cross to obtain victory over God’s enemies.
David served among Saul’s servants, but Saul became very jealous of David, that the kingdom would be taken from him and given to David. So he sought to kill him. This history was repeated in the life of Yeshua. For when Herod heard that the wise men sought the new king of the Jews, he sought to kill him by having all the baby boys in Bethlehem killed. But Jesus escaped because the LORD was with Him, just as David escaped all Saul’s attempts to kill him, because the LORD was with him.
Then when Jesus was an adult ministering to the people, by doing good and defeating all the work of the enemy in His people’s lives — healing their diseases, teaching them truth so that they would not be bound by lies, and showing love and mercy to all — the Pharisees were also jealous of Him and sought to discredit Him, trip Him up, or get Him out of the way in any way they could. Just as David was beloved by the people because he behaved wisely and defeated the Philistines, the enemies of Israel, and because of it Saul was jealous of Him and sought to kill him.
David was the anointed king of Israel, but spent many years in the first part of his adult life suffering for the sake of Israel, living as an outcast, on the run and gone from Israel because of everything that Saul was doing to destroy him. He only entered into His kingdom later. Just as the first coming of Jesus was one which resulted in His personal suffering, followed by a long period of absence; but the second coming of Jesus will be one which will result in His establishment as King over His kingdom.
Notice how many times the Scriptures say of David that he behaved wisely, therefore all the people esteemed him. This spiritual law works every time it is applied. Any of us who also behave wisely, will gain esteem for ourselves. If any man lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally and without reproach (Jam 1:5). We can also learn what wise behavior looks like, by reading Scripture and applying it, especially Torah and Proverbs (written by the wise son of David who behaved wisely!) And if we set our hearts in love on the LORD our God and walk in all His ways, we will also behave wisely.
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