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Whatever Saul gave David to do, he did it—and did it well. So well that Saul put him in charge of his military operations. Everybody, both the people in general and Saul's servants, approved of and admired David's leadership. 1 Samuel 18:5 (The Message)
Why was David so successful in all that he did?
- God was with him. He was filled with the Holy Spirit. So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power... (1 Samuel 16:3)
- He was submissive to the leadership over him - both the Lord and King Saul.
- He did whatever he was asked to do, and he performed his duties with excellence.
- He understood leadership. He was a leader that people desired to follow.