Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.
— 1 Samuel 18:1
Have you ever had a best friend forever? The relationship between David and Jonathan is the Bible’s example of a BFF. In the course of their friendship, they made three covenants to establish, confirm, and reconfirm their special bond of love (1 Samuel 18:3; 20:16; 23:18).
Jesus has always been and will always be our Counselor and Best Friend Forever. Having a lifelong friend doesn’t carry the same importance as it did in Jonathan and David’s time. Jonathan’s father King Saul was hunting David. Jonathan’s friendship to David kept him alive.
Have you had a friend put his or her neck on the line for you? Jonathan’s love for David was so strong that he gave up the throne for David. “Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and ...
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