Posted by: Rolf | December 29, 2011


A tremendous biblical example of friendship is that of Jonathan and David. Jonathan, the son of King Saul, was 20 years older than David. He’d been married, raised children, and had considerable accomplishments in his life. When David came along and it became clear that God had selected him to be the next king of Israel, Jonathan realized he’d been passed over for the kingship.

Nevertheless, rather than feel threatened, “the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul” 1 Samuel 18:1. When Jonathan realized David had been selected as king, he was the first to congratulate him. He promised to back David all the way.

On the other hand, when Saul realized that his kingship was going to be passed on to David, he became so jealous he sought to kill David!

When you see a close friend succeed, do you act like Jonathan, or Saul?

In His Grip and Serving Grace…


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