The Last Meeting

So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame. …And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city. 1 Samuel 20:34‭, ‬42 KJV

The reality of Saul’s decision has suddenly hit Johnathan. He was caught between the love of a father and a covenant friend. The quality of his decision tells us a lot about his character. We can’t help but think of what his contributions would have been to King David. They never met again until David brought Mephiboseth to the table. Do you have friends like this? Bible says, ” A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”( Prov.17:17 ). Friends like this do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit( Phil.2:3 ). Prov.18:24-25 describes the character of this kind of friends. They may help us better than our siblings. History has a lot to say about famous friends, but what makes David and Johnathan stand out is their commitment to God and the covenant. Who is your covenant friend?

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