Here are some thoughts on friendship based on passages of Scripture about David and Jonathon. I found some documents that got “lost” in my computer, and I originally wrote these for a class. It was an OT class, and there was a series of questions to answer – some on academic issues, and others more applicational.
- A true friend is willing to make a commitment to their friend. In I Samuel 18:1-4, after David had fought Goliath, Jonathan was connected to David in a special way of the heart and loved him as his own soul. In verse 3, we see that Jonathan made a definite commitment to David by making a covenant with him.
- A true friend is willing to intercede to protect their friend, even if their intercession could bring them personal loss. Multiple examples of this can be seen as Jonathan took risks to protect David from…
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