David is one of more interesting lives in all of scripture. There is so much that we can learn from him.
We can learn the power of doing good and being faithful. David was a man after God’s own heart. He loved God with all that he was. He believe in the power of worship and faith and change.
More so than nearly anyone in scripture, David really sought after God and tried to be faithful to God.
But, David also teaches that even the most faithful are going to make mistakes. David made some terrible, terrible mistakes and suffered the consequences of those choices.
We can learn a lot, both good and bad, from David.
We can learn a lot from David today in 1 Samuel 18: 1-4
As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt
In this passage, we learn power of friendship. David and Jonathan were great friends. Scripture actually said that they loved each other. That’s a powerful concept to think about friendship in that way.
Friends are gifts from God. We need friends in our lives. We need folks to surrond us. We need folks to laugh with us. Cry with us. Pray with us. Carry us in tough times, celebrate with us in times of victory. We need friends.
David and Jonathan had some challenges in their friendship, but they remained friends through it all. God placed them together as friends, and that friendship strengthened each of their lives.
We need good, Godly friends in our lives, as David had with Jonathan.
Today, do you have those type of friends in your life? Do you have those Godly friends in your life?
Are you being that type of friend to your friends? Are you being a Godly friend?
Friendship matters. May we seek, and be, the type of friends that God wants for us.