๐Ÿ“… A true friendship – Daily Bible Reading

June 13, 2022

Today’s reading: I Samuel 19-21

A true friendship

Among the most powerful examples of genuine friendship, we read in the Scripture is the friendship between David and Jonathan. They were like brothers who have each otherโ€™s back.

As we can see, Jonathan showed us what a true friend should be.

The first thing Jonathan did for David was to refuse to follow Saulโ€™s order to kill David. As the crown prince and the son of the king, Jonathan was risking not just his life, but his future when he became an informant for David.

Moreover, Jonathan didnโ€™t simply refuse to kill David, but he went the extra mile by ensuring David was safe and out of danger.

Jonathan was also a truthful friend. He spoke the truth to his father even though this could anger him. Jonathan also spoke the truth to David and put him away from harmโ€™s way.

The next thing Jonathan did for David was to become a broker of peace for David and Saul. We read about how Jonathan convinced his father to revoke his command of killing David. Thus, David was restored to the palace, although it wonโ€™t be long before Saul would once again seek Davidโ€™s life.

Jonathan showed brotherly love. He is a friend that sticks like a brother. A friend who will help you like iron sharpens iron.

Jonathan was the kind of friend that we all want to have. As this might be the case, yes, we want a friend like Jonathan, but we can also be like Jonathan to our friends.

In a world where friends betray friends, we can all stand out and model the type of friendship God wants us to have.

To learn more, please read, “Lessons from the Life of David: Defeating the GIANTS (Part 1).”


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