Day Three

David and Jonathan

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1 Samuel 20:30-34 and 23:16-18
Why do you think that Jonathan chose to remain faithful to his friend David even after his father King Saul grew to hate David? ([su_tooltip style="bootstrap" position="top" shadow="no" rounded="no" size="default" title="1 Samuel 19:4-6" content="4 And Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, 'Let not the king sin against his servant David, because he has not sinned against you, and because his deeds have brought good to you. 5 For he took his life in his hand and he struck down the Philistine, and the Lord worked a great salvation for all Israel. You saw it, and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood by killing David without cause?' 6 And Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan. Saul swore, 'As the Lord lives, he shall not be put to death.'" behavior="click" close="yes" class=""]1 Samuel 19:4-6[/su_tooltip])

Jonathan risked his life to continue helping David, in what ways do you show your friends that you are faithful to them?

In a huge act of faithfulness Jonathan made a vow to David that he would give up the throne of Israel to David, how does this act show Jonathan’s faith and trust in God as well as in David? ([su_tooltip style="bootstrap" position="top" shadow="no" rounded="no" size="default" title="1 Samuel 23:16-18" content="16 And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God. 17 And he said to him, 'Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father also knows this.' 18 And the two of them made a covenant before the Lord. David remained at Horesh, and Jonathan went home." behavior="click" close="yes" class=""]1 Samuel 23:16-18[/su_tooltip])

How have you shown faithfulness to God in your life in the past?

Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7

Would you remain faithful in sticking up for your friends even if it may put you into danger? In what ways could you show your faithfulness to them?

What can you do today to help you be faithful to God in the future?

David sang in [su_tooltip style="bootstrap" position="top" shadow="no" rounded="no" size="default" title="Psalm 117:2" content="For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!" behavior="click" close="yes" class=""]Psalm 117:2[/su_tooltip] that God is “For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!” We know that God is faithful to us, how can this change the way we live our lives?

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