OVERVIEW: Jonathan, the son of David’s enemy, stood by David when others did not.
BIG IDEA: Actions speak louder than words.
KEY VERSE: 1 Samuel 23:16 (Jonathan’s loyalty)
Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
You and your friends will face trials. Don’t run from them. Run towards them together. Support one another. Set the example by your faithfulness. Be there when others are not. I have much to teach you about my love through your friendships. Go out of your way for your friends. Serve them because you love them, not because you want them to return the favor. I will give you the strength you need, so invest in friendships that will stand the test of time.
Even if you don’t agree with your friend’s cause, show yourself faithful. You don’t have to participate in what they are doing, but you can support and encourage them. If you disagree with their plans, speak honestly about it and let them know you are available to help in other areas of their life. I am with you always, even when you turn from me. In the same way, be a faithful friend.
Be faithful in your friendships. Thank your friends for their support. Look for opportunities to serve them.
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