Faithfulness in serving is the doorway to greatness,  but not with opposition and conflict

David was sent by his father, Jesse, to take supplies and check on his brothers who were on the battlefront against the Philistines. While there David encountered pushback from the very ones his was sent to serve.

His oldest brother becomes enraged because of David’s action

scolded by the very ones he is sent to serve, but remains faithful

ridiculed, but remains faithful      mocked, but remains faithful

belittled but remains faithful.       insulted but remains faithful

criticized but remains faithful      falsely judged but remains faithful    

His faithfulness in the face of this opposition set the stage for him to encounter and defeat the giant.