Here we go, back to our 28 Day Reading Challenge. I know there are many of you joining us after taking the weekend to catch up on the reading, welcome. Today's reading is from 1 Samuel 19-20.
This chapter is crazy. It starts with Saul trying to kill David, only to be thwarted by the people in his own family saving David's life (Jonathon and Michal). Then it turns into a big pentecostal mess and everyone is laying in the floor prophesying. I'm not sure what to take away from this chapter other than it is good to have friends who have your back and who are looking out for you like David had.
Sometimes friendship in the LORD can be stronger than blood. Jonathon and David had a special friendship that God had brought together. Jonathon wasn't concerned about his position as waiting king, as many would had been. He was more concerned with the well being of his friend. David flees from Saul and from this point on, he'll be on the run until Saul is dead.
Do I have friends that are this close to me? I believe I really do. It is sad to them embrace at the end because they know it is probably the last time. It makes me long for friendships with that kind of depth to them. That is something for all of us to learn from.