1 Samuel 19-20
Saul is intent on killing David. For Saul, David is a threat to his kingship and the continued reign of his family, even though he knows the kingdom has been taken away from him. For David, he is only trying to serve the king as best he can. During these many attempts, Saul’s own children (Jonathan & Michal) help keep David alive & away from their father.
In this passage we see the importance of close friendships in our lives. David and Jonathan forged a strong friendship, a friendship that was stronger than Jonathan’s ties to his family. In God’s sovereignty, this friendship kept David alive. We too need to have strong friendships in our lives, and many of these come through the relationships we have in the church. Just like God used such friendships to spare David’s life, they will often serve the same purpose in our own lives.
Do you have friendships in your life like the bond between David & Jonathan?