Following David's victory over Goliath, and then his further success in military exploits, it is now very apparent that the Lord is with David in a remarkable way. This, however, attracts the hostility of Saul. David has been trained in dealing with lions and bears when defending the sheep out in the fields, Now he has to learn to deal with people. David had great promises which the Lord has given to him. But there are tests to be undergone before those promises will take real effect. He is being prepared for the day when he will ascend to power. He will have to learn obedience through what he suffers. In this way David is a type of Christ, showing us things in his life that will come true, in a bigger and more significant sense, in the life of the Lord Jesus. David has to prevail, like the Lord will have to, despite the wrongs and unjust hostility He faces.