Hey person, you know that David guy? The one who killed that giant named Goliath?
Yeah, him. Whatever happened to his sheep – and his sheep dogs?
What? He didn’t? Other people had to take care of them? Why? Won’t David miss them?
My person says that after David killed Goliath he became a big hero and all the Israelites loved him. King Saul kept David in his service and didn’t let him go home any more to his family and his sheep – and sheep dogs.
But then something happened. After that battle with the Philistines all the people praised King Saul, but they praised David even more.
And King Saul got really jealous.
King Saul got so jealous that while David was playing the harp for him he threw a spear at him and tried to pin David to the wall.
He what!? He threw that spear at David twice? I hope David was okay.
My person says that David got away from King Saul and then King Saul was afraid of David because he knew the Lord was with him. So you know what that mean old King Saul did? He sent David out to battle, hoping that David would get killed.
David didn’t get killed, did he person? What would his sheep do without him?
He was? Oh that’s good. My person says David was very successful in battle because the Lord was with him, and he became even more of a hero in Israel.
So then what happened?
No way. You know what happened next? That mean old King Saul threw another spear at David while he was playing the harp. David had had enough by this point and he knew King Saul meant business, so that night he escaped.
What happened next person? Oh, come on. Tell me more.
I don’t believe it. My person won’t tell me any more. She says King Saul chased after David and David had lots and lots of adventures.
What kind of adventures person? Did David’s sheep have adventures too?
Really? David’s sheep didn’t have any adventures, but some other sheep did?
Come on person, I think you’re pulling the wool over my eyes.