I am God. Saul has disobeyed me so I want you to search for a new king in Bethlehem. There is a man called Jesse, he has 8 sons, one of them is to be king.
I am Samuel. I will find a king.
He met most of the sons and Samuel thought that the eldest son Eliab would be chosen as king, God said though that it wasn't about how he looked or how big he was, it doesn't matter, I look at the heart
After thinking he had met them all Jesse said he had one more left to meet, his youngest called David, who looked after the sheep. As soon as Samuel met him he knew that he was the one who would be king. He anointed him with oil, which promised him he would be king.
David still took care of sheep, he also played instruments, wrote songs and poems. Saul was still king and ruled the Israelites, David was an Israelite too, they didn't get along with people named the Philistines. They had giants living in their land, which was a problem.
Goliath was one of the biggest and strongest giants in their land, over 9 feet tall. He wore armour. For forty days he shouted to the Israelites to find him one man who'd fight him and if he beat him, they'd become the Israelites servants, but if he won they'd become the Philistines servants.
David ended up challenging Goliath, He approached him, Goliath thought it was a joke. He reached into his pouch and brought out a stone, put it in a sling and aimed it at the giant. It hit him between the eyes and he lost his balance...….then fell with a huge thud!! David had defeated Goliath, scaring the Philistines away. David was the Israelites hero!!!