And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand (I Sam. 17:57).
It was William Shakespeare who wrote in his play, Twelfth Night, â€œBe not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.â€ Where do you place David in these categories? He seemed to have had a mix of the three.
Here, in our text, we see him returning from the accomplishment of a great exploit through unwavering courage and faith in God. David was an unknown shepherd boy before he engaged that dreaded Philistine Giant, Goliath.
From his exploits as a shepherd boy and a musician, he became a warrior and king: one exploit opened a door to another, bringing him to limelight. The secret of Davidâ€™s victory over his enemies can be traced to his bravery, diligence and knowledge of God.
That was why Daniel declared, â€œâ€¦ but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploitsâ€ (Daniel11:32b).