1 Samuel 20

1 Samuel 20

1 Samuel 20:1-42


OVERVIEWJonathan took a risk to protect David. He puts his friendship with David above his own goals and his own family.

BIG IDEALove, serve, and be faithful to your friends.

KEY VERSE1 Samuel 20:4 (Jonathan to David)
“Tell me what I can do to help you,” Jonathan exclaimed.

The more you receive and experience my love, the greater you will share that love with others. The more you soak in and rest in my love, the more it will permeate everything you say and do. I want my love to motivate you to receive and serve others. And by “others,” I don’t just mean your friends or those you care about. Certainly, include them, but I want you to show my love to the strangers, the unlovable, and those you intentionally avoid.

Invest in your friendships to such an extent that you trust one another and walk together regardless of circumstances. Don’t come alongside a friend only when it’s convenient. Do so when they need you. Place your friendship above your selfishness. Put others first, and don’t walk alone. You may think you don’t need anyone in your life, but that’s not true. Invite others into your life and be available to them, too.

Identify one or two friendships that are meaningful to you. Find a time to share your appreciation with those friends and your commitment to be faithful to them. Take time to pray for them.