Hey person, whatever happened to that guy who hung out with the sheep? The one with the sheep dogs that was anointed king.
Yeah, that’s him – David. So what happened to him?
Yeah, I want another Bible story. But only if it’s about that cool guy who likes sheep and dogs.
He what, person? He went into the king’s service? But wasn’t he the king now?
Oh, I get it. I think. He was anointed king, but he didn’t get to be the king. Was he just playing a game, like cops and robbers or something?
My person says Saul was still the king but the Spirit of the Lord had left him and an evil spirit started tormenting him. Saul’s servants thought that if he found someone to play the harp for him it would make him feel better.
You know what? That David guy not only hangs out with sheep, it turns out he plays the harp too, and one of King Saul’s servants knew about David.
I hope that servant didn’t tell King Saul that David was supposed to be the king.
My person says it would still be a long time before David got to be king, but in the meantime he had to leave his sheep and sheep dogs and go play his harp for King Saul.
He did? You mean he still got to take some animals with him?
David got to take a donkey loaded with bread – at least that donkey didn’t get hungry – and a skin of wine. Oh no, you’d better watch it donkey. You could get in trouble with that wine.
David also took a young goat with him. I hope that goat is as nice as the sheep.
Whenever that evil spirit tormented King Saul, David would play his harp for him and King Saul would feel better.
I wonder if David sang any songs about dogs.
- Hanging with Sheep (bongodogblog.wordpress.com)