I am convinced that if you have not been surprised by something in the Scriptures lately, you should read them more.
Today might be your day to be surprised for the first time by this part of David’s story:
Now an evil spirit from the Lord came on Saul as he was sitting in his palace holding a spear. David was playing the harp, and Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear. As the spear struck the wall, David eluded Saul and escaped. That night he ran away. Saul sent agents to David’s house to watch for him and kill him in the morning. But his wife Michal warned David: “If you don’t escape tonight, you will be dead tomorrow!” So she lowered David from the window, and he fled and escaped. Then Michal took the household idol and put it on the bed, placed some goats’ hair on its head, and covered it with a garment. When Saul sent agents to seize David, Michal said, “He’s sick.”
Saul sent the agents back to see David and said, “Bring him on his bed so I can kill him.” When the messengers arrived, to their surprise, the household idol was on the bed with some goats’ hair on its head.
Saul asked Michal, “Why did you deceive me like this? You sent my enemy away, and he has escaped!”
She answered him, “He said to me, ‘Let me go! Why should I kill you?'”
So David fled and escaped and went to Samuel at Ramah and told him everything Saul had done to him. Then he and Samuel left and stayed at Naioth.
When it was reported to Saul that David was at Naioth in Ramah, Saul sent agents to seize David. However, when they saw the group of prophets prophesying with Samuel leading them, the Spirit of God came on Saul’s agents, and they also started prophesying. When they reported to Saul, he sent other agents, and they also began prophesying. So Saul tried again and sent a third group of agents, and even they began prophesying. Then Saul himself went to Ramah. He came to the large cistern at Secu, looked around, and asked, “Where are Samuel and David?”
“At Naioth in Ramah,” someone said.
So he went to Naioth in Ramah. The Spirit of God also came on him, and as he walked along, he prophesied until he entered Naioth in Ramah. Saul then removed his clothes and also prophesied before Samuel; he collapsed and lay naked all that day and all that night. That is why they say, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”
(1 Samuel 19:9-24 Holman Christian Standard Bible ©®)