Then Jonathan said to him, “Tomorrow is the new moon, and you will be missed, because your seat will be empty. On the third day go down quickly to the place where you hid yourself when the matter was in hand, and remain beside the stone heap. And I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as though I shot at a mark. And behold, I will send the boy, saying, ‘Go, find the arrows.’ If I say to the boy, ‘Look, the arrows are on this side of you, take them,’ then you are to come, for, as the LORD lives, it is safe for you and there is no danger. But if I say to the youth, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ then go, for the LORD has sent you away. And as for the matter of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever.”
—1 Samuel 20:18-23
by: Kennedy Ochs.
When David was being pursued by Saul, he had a friend who risked great danger to stand by his side and support him. Jonathan, Saul’s own son, promised his loyalty to David over and above his loyalty to his father and warned David of his father’s intention to kill him (1 Samuel 20:31-42). We often have opportunities in life to stand faithfully beside a friend who needs us. We are able to give a great deal of support to our friends when we align with them to help accomplish a goal. Let us honor God through our loyalty and commitment to others.