1 Samuel 16: 3. And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee. 4. And Samuel did that which the Lord spake, and came to Bethlehem. At the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, comest thou peaceably? 5. And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the Lord: Sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice. 6. And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord's anointed is before him. 7. But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for a man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 8. then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this. 9. Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by and he said , neither hath the Lord chosen this. 10. Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said , the Lord hath not chosen these. 11. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all they children? And he said, There remains yet the yongest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him; for we will not sit down till he come hither. 12. And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him; for this is he.
1 Samuel 17:28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why comest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heard, for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle
1 Samuel 19: 10 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin, but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall, and David fled, and escaped that night.
A Father's Validation
Matthew 3: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Ephesians 1: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will. 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.