“How important good friends are! David was under serious amounts of stress and in peril, and his good friend Jonathan comes to him to “help him find strength in God.” I find it very interesting that Jonathan took the initiative and went to David in Horesh. No doubt inconvenient and dangerous for Jonathan whose own father was hunting David down. And Jonathan makes his words of encouragement to David solemn and significant, considering them words of promise under the Lord himself.
I am very encouraged and inspired by this biblical example of friendship between two
people that could have been sworn enemies. I need friendships like this in my life. Friends like Jonathan, who take the initiative to care for and support me in times of distress. Friends who help me find strength in God. Friends that speak words of encouragement to me with all integrity – considering their words as if before
God, help me to be such a good friend to others, and God, grant me such high quality friends like Jonathan here is to David.
Written by Ps. Rob Waugh