But David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at
– 1 SAMUEL 17:15 Bethlehem
David, secretly anointed to succeed Saul, cannot claim his destiny until Saul dies. Here we see his somewhat mundane existence, still tending his family’s sheep while making music for the soul of the troubled king, Saul. It is a picture of patience and duty that we might have missed.
“Back and forth” indicates tedium. Does that apply to anything in our lives?