God never intended for us to take this journey alone. He puts friends in our lives that will be there for us– no matter what. Jonathan and David had that kind of relationship. As great as King David became, none of it would have been possible without the friendship of Jonathan.
David had a bright future (a God-ordained future) but in order for David to get there, he needed help from some key people. David needed his warriors who fought along side him in battle. David needed the wisdom and guidance of Samuel to discern the Lord’s will and David needed Jonathan to live long enough to see God’s promise become a reality.
The strange thing is that Jonathan was the son of a man who hated David. Why did Jonathan choose his friend over his father? One word: covenant! David and Jonathan made a covenant to protect, provide for and promote each other. Covenant is easy to make when things are going well. But, when there are challenges, this is where the covenant will be tested. Jonathan stayed true to covenant. Every covenant you make whether marriage, business partnership or friendship, it will be tested.
This is the time where you show your loyalty to your covenant. If you have a covenant friend in your life, take some time to renew that covenant (like David and Jonathan did). If you have not yet identified that person, ask God to show you who they are. God has put someone in your life to serve in this role. Your destiny is tied to them.
Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Samuel 22:1-23:29; John 10:1-21; Psalm 115:1-18; Proverbs 15:18-19