After King Saul disobeyed God, God told Samuel to find a new king. This time, God showed Samuel a boy named David who tended sheep for his father. God said, “I don’t look at the outside of a person, I look at the heart.” So Samuel poured red oil on David’s head to show that he would be the next king of Israel.
Later on, when King Saul couldn’t sleep at night, he asked for a musician to play for him. His servant said, “There is a young man who plays beautiful harp music. He is a brave wan who loves God.” So David came and played his harp for i he king, and Saul was pleased with David and his music.