Which prophet anointed David as king?
Yes, in 1 Samuel 16:1-13, we see that David was anointed in secret by the prophet Samuel while Saul was still king.
Read more about this story in 1 Samuel 16:1-13.
The Love God Greatly Bible has this to say about King David, the Warrior:
“David is often seen as a mighty warrior. He fought Goliath, conquered armies, and led with boldness. But David was not fearless. There are many instances in Psalms where David admitted his fears. In fact, sometimes he was so fearful that he was almost debilitated. Despite his fear, God used David’s boldness to grow him into a mighty warrior.
David was a great man, but we must realize it was God who made him great. David was not a mighty warrior because of his own strength and power, but because of the strength God had given him. Instead of thinking, ‘Oh, I wish I were bold and brave like David,’ let’s encourage ourselves to think, “I want to know and trust God the way David knew and trusted God.’
May we earnestly desire for God to use us for the advancement of His kingdom in whatever way He sees fit. For some of us, this may mean being bold and brave in the midst of persecution. For others, this may mean being bold and brave in the treacheries of everyday life. Living a countercultural life, no matter the specifics, takes boldness and bravery.”
About this resource
The best way to love God greatly is to study His Word and know His character. That’s why the Love God Greatly Bibles for women and young women were created—to help women dive deep into His Word and connect them to a global community of women all striving to love Him with their lives.