1 Samuel 16-31, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-2:12, Psalms (Due to the volume of this text, the online Bible link was not able to provide all of the verses.)

The limping economy has produced widespread concern.  Many fret about jobs.

What would it have been like in Biblical times?  Did Bible characters worry about jobs too?  In David’s situation, I think he was fine with being raised as a shepherd.  And he was probably very glad when Samuel anointed him to be Israel’s next king, by the Lord’s command.  What a dramatic work history!

David didn’t need a resume, but if he had, what would it look like?  Maybe something like this:

David, son of Jesse of Bethlehem

Jerusalem, Israel

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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

CITY OF DAVID
Jerusalem
King

CITY OF DAVID
Jerusalem
Writer of Psalms

HOUSE OF KING SAUL
Armor-bearer
Musician (harp)

HOUSE OF JESSE
Bethlehem, Israel
Shepherd

REFERENCES

Numerous references are available upon request.

(jobsearch.about.com, Who’s Who in the Bible)

No, David didn’t need a resume.  He was chosen by God to be the next king of Israel, and his initial musician job for King Saul came about because of a good report from one of King Saul’s servants.  Even though we live in a different time, our God is the same, so let’s trust Him like David did.

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