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Episode: “The Call”
Dr. Jeffrey Seif considers how David captured the heart of Israel, how he was selected by the prophet Samuel, and the amazing battle with the giant Goliath that catapulted him to renown.
Series: “The Warrior King (2019)”
David-like Leadership for Goliath-like times
This series originally produced in 2009, Warrior King: David-like Leadership in Goliath-like Times not only tells the story of King David’s time; but also the story of our own time. With challenges larger than Goliath all around us, we need Bible-based leaders now more than ever. Dr. Jeffrey Seif taught this eight-part series from Israel. David and Kirsten Hart join Jeff in the studio for up-to-date analysis of each program’s teachings. We also get location reports from Chaim Malespin and hear the music of Zola Levitt.

Caption transcript for The Warrior King (2019): “The Call” (1/8)

  • 00:01 David Hart: How was David able
  • 00:03 to capture the heart of Israel? Find out what Dr. Seif has to say about it right now
  • 00:06 on "Zola Levitt Presents."
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  • 00:56 David: Shalom, friends, and thank you for joining us
  • 00:58 today on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:59 I'm David Hart.
  • 01:00 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart. Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 01:02 Kirsten: We are here with the series "Warrior King."
  • 01:05 It's all about King David.
  • 01:08 Jeffrey: Yes, and it's all about being a warrior, not a worrier.
  • 01:14 I'm telling you, he was a stand up guy in troubled times,
  • 01:17 and God used him to turn it around.
  • 01:19 Kirsten: You first taught this in 2009, correct?
  • 01:21 Jeffrey: Yes, it goes a ways back, but the story of David
  • 01:24 is 3,000 years old.
  • 01:26 We can borrow material from it and it's--you know, the
  • 01:28 Bible is so applicable to today, yes?
  • 01:30 David: I can say I really love this story of King David
  • 01:33 and what he went through in his life.
  • 01:35 It's exciting to hear his life story.
  • 01:37 Jeffrey: Yes, it really is. And you're a David too.
  • 01:40 You're a man after God's own heart, David Hart.
  • 01:42 David: I try to be.
  • 01:44 Kirsten: H-A-R-T, that's good.
  • 01:46 We will have so much more in today's program, but now
  • 01:49 let's go to Israel for our dramatic reenactment and
  • 01:52 also teaching with Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
  • 02:01 female: We will never forget that day.
  • 02:03 Our hearts leaped for joy at the sight of him.
  • 02:07 David, the giant killer, had returned.
  • 02:10 The Philistines thought that Goliath could never be defeated,
  • 02:13 but David had proven them wrong.
  • 02:16 What faith, how bold.
  • 02:19 He went to battle with a few small stones
  • 02:21 and returned with the sword of a giant.
  • 02:24 King Saul has done well in selecting him.
  • 02:27 Our enemies have been slain by the tens of thousands.
  • 02:32 Because of David, we now have peace within our walls.
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  • 02:49 Jeffrey: There was electricity in the air, if you will.
  • 02:52 People were bristling with excitement.
  • 02:56 And why is that?
  • 02:57 Because there was a sense in Israel that there
  • 02:59 was a new day dawning.
  • 03:01 And why is that?
  • 03:03 Because a new personality was emerging.
  • 03:06 David was beginning to make his mark on Israelite history,
  • 03:11 and people had a sense that they'd be the better for it.
  • 03:15 It had been hundreds of years since Israel
  • 03:18 had someone like him.
  • 03:20 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 03:22 Moses was a religious sort, but he was a spirited soldier.
  • 03:26 Joshua fired up the national spirit with enthusiasm as he,
  • 03:32 with his intrepid, bold spirit, followed in Moses's footsteps.
  • 03:37 But after that, the whole thing fell apart
  • 03:40 for hundreds of years.
  • 03:43 There wasn't a national hero, and people just went to their
  • 03:46 own homes, they went their own way, and Israelite life
  • 03:51 slipped into decay, despair, and disorientation.
  • 03:58 Saul held the banner for a season, and it was his job
  • 04:01 to take the sword out of the sheath and fight
  • 04:05 Israel's battles. But Saul was independent minded,
  • 04:10 and he lost the job.
  • 04:12 God said, "Enough already."
  • 04:14 He proved himself unmanageable, unteachable,
  • 04:17 couldn't work with him, more concerned with what people
  • 04:19 thought than what God thought.
  • 04:22 And so, attention shifted to the house of Jesse,
  • 04:26 where the Lord alighted upon a fellow named David.
  • 04:31 The word "David" comes from the word meaning beloved.
  • 04:34 And beloved David worked his way into the hearts of Israel,
  • 04:41 and Israel was the better for it.
  • 04:43 But there was one heart that was not the least
  • 04:47 bit kindly disposed towards his arrival.
  • 04:50 We read here, and by here I mean in 1 Samuel chapter 18,
  • 04:56 that following a skirmish with the Philistine, with the
  • 05:00 Philistines, we're told in verse 7 that the women came out
  • 05:05 with tambourine in hand, celebrating.
  • 05:09 And they sang, and I quote--
  • 05:12 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 05:16 "And Saul has slain his thousands."
  • 05:21 You go, Saul.
  • 05:23 And then--
  • 05:24 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 05:27 "And David his tens of thousands."
  • 05:32 And listen to me, Saul was fit to be tied.
  • 05:37 I don't know if women understand how much of an effect that they
  • 05:40 have on the males of the species in so many ways.
  • 05:43 Saul was so sensitive to how the women perceived him.
  • 05:47 And being wrapped up in himself as he was, he
  • 05:51 knew that he was on the outs with God.
  • 05:53 and when he saw David's rise, he became David's enemy
  • 05:58 henceforth and forevermore, all the way to the grave.
  • 06:03 Difficulties notwithstanding, against the backdrop of
  • 06:07 a monarch who was forever trying to kill him, David still rose,
  • 06:12 and grew higher and higher and higher.
  • 06:15 And my word to you is you may well have a Saul in your life,
  • 06:18 or a set of circumstances that's holding you back
  • 06:21 that's indeed adversarial.
  • 06:24 Every time you turn around, someone for reasons of their
  • 06:27 own is looking to knock the legs out from underneath you.
  • 06:30 Difficulties notwithstanding, when we look at the warrior
  • 06:33 king, we're going to see a story of a man
  • 06:36 who was not to be stopped.
  • 06:38 We're going to see a story of a man who overcame adversity,
  • 06:42 who overcame the Sauls in his life.
  • 06:44 And he had more than one problem.
  • 06:46 Saul was a perennial one, but when Saul dissipated,
  • 06:49 there were others.
  • 06:50 But difficulties notwithstanding, at the end
  • 06:53 of David's administration, Israel,
  • 06:55 which was 6,000 miles, was then 60,000 miles.
  • 07:00 David left his mark through song, and many of them were sung
  • 07:04 in his wake, where David under his administration taught
  • 07:08 people that with God, we can overcome life's obstacles and
  • 07:12 get the better of life's vexing dilemmas.
  • 07:17 male: At first, our leaders were fearful about
  • 07:19 the prophet's visit to Bethlehem.
  • 07:22 But father assured us that this man of God, Samuel,
  • 07:25 was here on a holy mission.
  • 07:28 God had told him that one of us would be selected
  • 07:31 as Israel's next king.
  • 07:34 Father was sure that it would be my brother Eliab, but
  • 07:38 the prophet asked to see my next brother, and then the next.
  • 07:43 He looked at all my brothers, and in each case said,
  • 07:46 "The Lord has not chosen this man."
  • 07:50 Finally, the prophet said to father,
  • 07:52 "Do you have any more sons?"
  • 07:55 Father told him he had one more.
  • 07:59 David was young and handsome and, according to Samuel,
  • 08:04 was the one God had chosen to be anointed.
  • 08:16 Things changed forever that day, for my brother David
  • 08:20 and for all of Israel.
  • 08:26 Jeffrey: I believe the New Testament
  • 08:28 is a very, very, very Jewish story.
  • 08:30 Well, I'm kind of different. Not everybody sees it that way.
  • 08:33 The Gospel of Matthew actually was written in Hebrew first.
  • 08:36 We only have Greek text now.
  • 08:38 It starts off to say--
  • 08:39 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 08:44 "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David,"
  • 08:49 ben David, "and the son of Abraham."
  • 08:52 Think it's a great story.
  • 08:54 Jesus Christ, you know, when I grew up, I thought his
  • 08:57 father and mother were Mr. and Mrs. Christ.
  • 08:59 Then I was reminded that actually Christ itself is
  • 09:03 a Greek telling of the Hebrew Mashiach, Messiah.
  • 09:08 And the word "Messiah" itself comes from a word
  • 09:12 in Hebrew, anointed one.
  • 09:14 And why is that?
  • 09:16 Because in the Torah, there were individuals that, when they came
  • 09:20 to office, they were anointed: prophets, priests, and kings.
  • 09:25 And they were anointed with oil.
  • 09:28 And here we are in an oil making factory just like
  • 09:33 it was in Bible days.
  • 09:36 And here the olives are put in, and they're ground down.
  • 09:40 There's a number of grinding down processes to get
  • 09:44 the fruit of the olive, to put the olives under pressure.
  • 09:49 And you know, on one level, it kind of works to my way of
  • 09:54 thinking that leaders get under the olive oil, you know, that
  • 09:59 which is produced from all this pressure 'cause the truth of the
  • 10:02 matter is when individuals step up to lead, they step up
  • 10:07 into a world where there's lots of pressures.
  • 10:12 Our story takes place today against the backdrop of David
  • 10:16 being visited by Shmuel, Samuel the prophet
  • 10:21 came to Bet Lehem, Bethlehem.
  • 10:24 And he came to the house of Jesse, and he said,
  • 10:27 "Let me see your boys.
  • 10:29 Something tells me I'm in for something good," says Jesse.
  • 10:32 Those boys are marched one after the other.
  • 10:34 "I'm planning on anointing one," says the prophet, but nothing.
  • 10:39 Finally, after coming up empty, the prophet looks at dad
  • 10:42 and says, "You know, don't you have anybody else?"
  • 10:44 "Well, come to think of it, we do.
  • 10:47 We have David, that kid out there."
  • 10:49 To me, it's striking that his own father didn't think highly
  • 10:52 of him, that David was a loser in his father's eyes, so much so
  • 10:57 that when the prophet came to the house and said, "Let me
  • 11:00 see your boys," David wasn't even included in the list.
  • 11:03 And the fact that David is disrespected not just by the
  • 11:06 father, but by his brothers later on when David comes to
  • 11:09 the army bringing food staples, talking about taking on Goliath,
  • 11:13 his brothers, "Oh shut up, David.
  • 11:15 Who do you think you are?
  • 11:16 Go tend to your lousy little sheep."
  • 11:18 The kind of disrespect that David had is striking.
  • 11:21 God takes this guy out of nowhere, who's a nobody, and
  • 11:25 brings him somewhere and turns him into a somebody.
  • 11:27 And let me tell you, that's all about the call of God.
  • 11:31 The rabbis explain why it is that David was
  • 11:34 so marginalized in his family system.
  • 11:37 There are various arguments put forth, one of which is that
  • 11:40 David himself was born out of an adulterous relationship, which
  • 11:44 would explain why his brothers, who construed their coming into
  • 11:47 the family more legitimately, would look at him disparagingly.
  • 11:51 You might recall the psalm where David says,
  • 11:53 "In sin did my mother conceive me."
  • 11:56 And again, some rabbis attribute it to just that.
  • 11:59 Others argue that much as David's grandmother was a
  • 12:02 Moabitess, so was his mother of non-Jewish extract herself.
  • 12:06 This could explain why some of the
  • 12:08 other brothers marginalized David.
  • 12:10 The reason why some put that forth is because when David
  • 12:13 was on the run from Saul, he goes and leaves his mom with
  • 12:16 the Moabites, and that gives credence to that notion.
  • 12:19 In any case, we're here in the text where the prophet
  • 12:24 comes to the house.
  • 12:27 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 12:28 "And the Lord said, 'Cumi, arise.'"
  • 12:32 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 12:34 "And anoint him, for this is he."
  • 12:37 David, that nobody guy, gets the oil.
  • 12:40 We're told--
  • 12:42 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 12:45 "Then Samuel took the horn of oil."
  • 12:48 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 12:51 "And he anointed him in the midst of his brethren."
  • 12:56 And then--
  • 12:58 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 13:00 "And the Spirit of the Lord fell mightily upon David."
  • 13:05 God calls all kinds of people.
  • 13:08 We have people that are appointed as leaders,
  • 13:11 and here we have people that are anointed.
  • 13:13 I say three cheers for the call of God.
  • 13:16 It's available not just for David and for me, but for you.
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  • 14:44 announcer: David only needed one smooth stone,
  • 14:48 but he selected five.
  • 14:53 Waiting for him was the biggest man anyone had ever seen.
  • 14:58 Over 9' tall, his armor alone weighed as much as a man.
  • 15:02 His iron spear was greater than 15 pounds.
  • 15:07 Goliath had taunted us unmercifully for 40 days.
  • 15:13 Then one day, the shepherd boy, David, the son of Jesse,
  • 15:17 confronted the Philistine beast with his sling
  • 15:20 and that one single stone.
  • 15:33 It was a day that all Israel shall never forget,
  • 15:36 how proud we were.
  • 15:38 We were serving in the army of the living God.
  • 15:48 Jeffrey: The word "seif" comes from the German meaning soap.
  • 15:53 Doesn't bring out of machismo spirit in me, to be sure,
  • 15:56 but my parents are of German-Jewish extract.
  • 15:59 The word "seif" has another name in Arabic, it means sword.
  • 16:03 I prefer that, but I can't claim that.
  • 16:06 However, when I think of the faith that I have through the
  • 16:09 Messiah, through the Scripture, I can claim that sword kind
  • 16:13 of valiant spirit, and the reason is is because
  • 16:16 I want to walk in the footsteps of David.
  • 16:19 We are considering a man who, against all odds, jumped
  • 16:24 into the fray and accomplished great things in life.
  • 16:30 I believe, by the way, that he needn't be an anomaly.
  • 16:33 I think all of us can do much the same.
  • 16:35 David didn't have much to begin with.
  • 16:38 He didn't have a sword in hand.
  • 16:39 In fact, David was known for a stone.
  • 16:42 David didn't kill Goliath with a stone
  • 16:45 as is oftenly--often supposed.
  • 16:48 He didn't, he stunned him with it.
  • 16:51 In fact, I think Goliath was caught off guard
  • 16:53 in so many ways that day, wasn't he?
  • 16:56 He stunned him with it, knocked him out.
  • 16:59 It may well be that as Goliath was coming to, he just lived to
  • 17:02 see the inglorious moment when he was slain by his own sword.
  • 17:08 David then took the sword as well as the head as trophies,
  • 17:11 as bootys, as a plunder of war.
  • 17:14 There's a great story there, not that I glory in any death, but I
  • 17:17 am reminded of a basic biblical principle, this is Bible 101.
  • 17:22 And that is that faith can, does, and will move mountains.
  • 17:27 It's all about us at one level.
  • 17:29 By that, I mean do we want to exercise faith and get on
  • 17:31 with the pursuit of the future?
  • 17:34 The word "confidence" comes from the Latin word "confides,"
  • 17:38 a conflation of words meaning with faith.
  • 17:42 We're looking at a story here what David learned that day
  • 17:45 on the field of battle.
  • 17:47 And let me tell you that so many things in life
  • 17:50 are really learned on the field of battle.
  • 17:52 You know, if we want to have a testimony with the Lord,
  • 17:55 that's great, it's good to have a testimony.
  • 17:57 But if we're going to have a testimony, we got to
  • 17:58 have a, quote, test first.
  • 18:01 And life presents with a lot of challenges, but challenges
  • 18:03 are opportunities with work clothes.
  • 18:06 We just have to rise up and meet them head on.
  • 18:08 And David did that, didn't he?
  • 18:10 Others were afraid, they were daunted
  • 18:12 by this towering Goliath.
  • 18:14 But David really thought that the bigger they were,
  • 18:16 the harder they fall.
  • 18:18 And he just jumped into the fray, and the rest is history.
  • 18:21 In the book Shmuel, in Samuel chapter 17,
  • 18:26 I want you to read with me here.
  • 18:29 We're told--
  • 18:31 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 18:34 "Then David said to the Philistine--"
  • 18:37 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 18:39 "You come to me with sword and spear and javelin," et cetera.
  • 18:44 But then what he says as a follow-up
  • 18:46 is just emblazoned in biblical memory.
  • 18:49 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 18:52 "But I come to you in the name of the Lord of Hosts--"
  • 18:58 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 19:00 "The Lord of the armies."
  • 19:02 And I want you to hear me for a second.
  • 19:04 We live in precarious times.
  • 19:08 And I'm not just speaking about world culture
  • 19:12 and individual nation states.
  • 19:14 The world is a very precarious place, and various nations
  • 19:17 are in the throes of despair in so many ways.
  • 19:21 When I think of household units that are basic building blocks
  • 19:25 of any society, just like these pillars here holding up
  • 19:28 this house, so too the family is a basic building block.
  • 19:31 The family is being assailed. There are challenges today.
  • 19:35 Well, who is or isn't president isn't as important.
  • 19:39 What social programs are on the table isn't as important.
  • 19:42 What's important is that we, like David, rise up with
  • 19:46 faith because I believe that faith can and will pay
  • 19:51 dividends, faith in Jesus, Israel's Messiah.
  • 19:57 Kirsten: I've just got to say I'm a big fan of yours.
  • 20:00 I love your teaching style--
  • 20:02 Jeffrey: Well, flattery will get you everywhere.
  • 20:04 Kirsten: You look rugged in the Holy Land.
  • 20:06 We are, we're fans. And I love this story.
  • 20:09 And I think what's interesting to me, like my takeaway as
  • 20:12 I'm watching, is that when Samuel came to Jesse
  • 20:16 and said, you know, "Where's your son?"
  • 20:18 And he didn't even think of David.
  • 20:20 He didn't think of him, right?
  • 20:21 Jeffrey: David's an afterthought.
  • 20:23 You know, in high school, he wasn't on
  • 20:26 the most likely to succeed list.
  • 20:27 He wasn't the quarterback of the football team.
  • 20:30 David: That would've been me too.
  • 20:31 Jeffrey: And that was me too.
  • 20:32 I was roadkill on the highway of life, you know?
  • 20:34 I never thought, you know, I would have doctor,
  • 20:37 professor in front of my name.
  • 20:38 I never thought I'd be on television and that good people
  • 20:41 might be half interested in what I have to say.
  • 20:43 I wasn't even interested in my own thoughts, you know?
  • 20:46 God, he just lifted him up out of obscurity.
  • 20:51 His brothers were disdainful of him.
  • 20:54 And that's just beautiful just to know that God
  • 20:57 loves people and not just the beautiful people.
  • 20:59 Kirsten: Right, and I think one of my--one of my favorite David
  • 21:02 thinking with this whole story and with Goliath
  • 21:05 is it was just second nature to David, right?
  • 21:08 I mean, he would pick up stones, and he'd toss them,
  • 21:10 and he'd play, and he was out there.
  • 21:12 You know, I think about boys, we raised two boys.
  • 21:14 David: He was called as a boy.
  • 21:15 Kirsten: Right, and but everything that he did
  • 21:18 every day, playing with stones and, you know, we laugh
  • 21:21 about all the stones that were in our kids' pockets
  • 21:24 when we went to do the wash, but it was just simple stones
  • 21:27 that he would play and toss as a kid.
  • 21:29 Jeffrey: I don't think it was a big act of faith
  • 21:31 for him to take down Goliath.
  • 21:33 It was just another day in the office.
  • 21:35 You know, when Saul says, "Look, what makes you think
  • 21:37 you, a nothing, can kill that something?
  • 21:40 He's a warrior, he's a big shot."
  • 21:42 David says, "Look, you know, little wild animals, you know."
  • 21:47 You know, he'd already developed skill sets to take
  • 21:50 out moving objects with smaller faces.
  • 21:52 This big, arrogant thing lumbering toward him,
  • 21:55 for David's saying, "God, I can't believe this."
  • 21:57 For him, it's another day in the office.
  • 21:59 He just jumped into the fray
  • 22:01 because he developed those skills beforehand.
  • 22:04 Kirsten: As a boy. I love that.
  • 22:06 David: I think about the song that I remember singing in
  • 22:08 second grade, "Only a boy named David, only a little--"
  • 22:12 You know, it seemed like a fun little song to sing,
  • 22:15 but it's kind of a gory story what happened.
  • 22:17 Jeffrey: It is, but there's some glory in the gory too.
  • 22:20 To me, it's so significant that Israel really was
  • 22:26 living in Goliath like times.
  • 22:28 The Philistine, the Philistines and others were just pressing
  • 22:33 against them, and they called out to God.
  • 22:35 And he brought relief from a sector that was unexpected.
  • 22:39 And God's known to do that,
  • 22:41 to bring deliverance out of nowhere.
  • 22:45 And it makes a difference somewhere.
  • 22:48 And it's not just that God did it yesterday.
  • 22:51 The story's timeless.
  • 22:52 He does it today, and he'll do it tomorrow
  • 22:56 'cause his Word is true.
  • 22:58 David: That's right.
  • 22:59 So much more of this story coming up.
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  • 24:59 guys three years, girls two years, mandatory.
  • 25:02 We have to get together and defend the defenseless
  • 25:05 in this one democracy in the Middle East.
  • 25:06 I served with the combat engineer corps,
  • 25:08 the elite unit for special operations and missions.
  • 25:12 And it comes down to faith sometimes when it's truly
  • 25:15 a dangerous scenario.
  • 25:17 We know that he never slumbers nor sleeps
  • 25:19 who watches over Israel.
  • 25:21 But do we know that when we're in face of discomfort or danger?
  • 25:24 I know that there's that moment where you have
  • 25:26 ten minutes to phone your family.
  • 25:28 You can't tell them you're about to go into a very
  • 25:29 life threatening situation, but you just say,
  • 25:32 "I love you, I'll see you later."
  • 25:34 And that may be the last call you ever have.
  • 25:36 But that faith had to become real for me.
  • 25:38 My challenge is now, will our faith become real as we
  • 25:43 step into God's prophetic plan unfolding right now?
  • 25:47 ♪♪♪
  • 25:57 ♪♪♪
  • 26:04 ♪ See how the rabbi prays, ♪
  • 26:07 ♪ and hear how the cantor chants. ♪
  • 26:11 ♪ Sing God a new song, pray God a new prayer. ♪
  • 26:15 ♪ --on a brand new dance ♪
  • 26:19 ♪ See how he's blessed our people. ♪
  • 26:23 ♪ See how he's blessed our land. ♪
  • 26:26 ♪ Wherever we roam, God brought us home, ♪
  • 26:30 ♪ and still in his love we stand. ♪♪
  • 26:39 Jeffrey: It's great to be able to talk about the Bible and
  • 26:42 to see the land of the Bible, but reconstructing moments
  • 26:46 visually, well, that's part of the genius of "Zola Levitt
  • 26:51 Presents" to bring the Bible alive and to see the good news
  • 26:55 through the eyes of the Jews.
  • 26:57 And now to focus on David, it's great to do it, isn't it?
  • 27:01 David: It's great to do it, yes.
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  • 27:13 [speaking in Hebrew]
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Episodes in this series

  1. The Call
  2. David and Saul
  3. Family
  4. Wars
  5. Celebrated Warrior King
  6. A Messianic Proto-type
  7. Israel's Sweet Psalmist
  8. Messiah

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