I Samuel 16:11
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11  Then Shmuel asked Yishai, “Are these all the boys you have?” He replied, “There is still the youngest; he is tending the flock.” And Shmuel said to Yishai, “Send someone to bring him, for we will not sit down to eat until he gets here.”

va-YO-mer sh’-mu-AYL el yi-SHAI ha-TA-mu ha-n’-a-REEM va-YO-mer OD sha-AR ha-ka-TAN v’-hi-NAY ro-EH ba-TZON va-YO-mer sh’-mu-EL el yi-SHAI shil-KHAH v’-ka-KHE-nu kee LO na-SOV ad bo-O FOH

יא  וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל אֶל־יִשַׁי הֲתַמּוּ הַנְּעָרִים וַיֹּאמֶר עוֹד שָׁאַר הַקָּטָן וְהִנֵּה רֹעֶה בַּצֹּאן וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל אֶל־יִשַׁי שִׁלְחָה וְקָחֶנּוּ כִּי לֹא־נָסֹב עַד־בֹּאוֹ פֹה׃

16:11   There is still the youngest; he is tending the flock

Young David is not the only great leader of the Children of Israel who was a shepherd before Hashem called him to a leadership role. For example, Moshe was also a shepherd. Shepherds bear great responsibility for the flock as a whole, and also for each individual sheep. Each one must be cared for, and must be counted as part of the flock for tithing. This is perfect training for leaders, who must lead the nation as a whole, and also maintain concern and compassion for each individual.

Shepherd with his sheep in the Kidron Valley

Shepherd and flock of sheep.

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  • whatever the time, whatever the situation, whatever the place, who can we turn to ? Our Lord, our Shepherd………….


I Samuel 16:11

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