Monday, January 30, 2006
THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR
1 Samuel 20
Show me unfailing kindness like that of the Lord, as long as I live so that I may not be killed….
Here we are talking about the friendship of Jonathan and David.
Saul wanted to kill David. But Jonathan assures David of his commitment to protect him.
This was a re-affirmation of Jonathan’s covenant. 1 Samuel 18:1 tells us that Jonathan became one in spirit with David.
The spirit of God sometimes knits two people together as part of His plan. God had choosen David for his future king and Jonathan was part of the plan to deliver him safely to his throne.
These two men were unafraid to share their hearts with one another. They shared a common goal : the will of God. They had sworn friendship together in the name of the Lord.
In Ecclesiates 4: 9-12 we read:
Two are better than one,
Because they have a good return for their work
If one falls down
His friend can help him up
But pity the man who falls
And has no one to help him up.
This Scripture applies perfectly to Jonathan and David.
If God is not an active part in your friendships you are missing one of life’s most important treasures.
The Lord has blessed me with a few good friends, and I can say that we are all believers and can pray together and worship together. We all have a common goal: the will of God.
‘On Ya’ - ma