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April 17, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Samuel 18 (ESV)

As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. And David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him, so that Saul set him over the men of war. And this was good in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul’s servants.

As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments.....Continue Reading

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  1. the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
    3Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. ❤️

  2. the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
    3Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. ❤️
    28But when Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David, and that Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved him, 29Saul was even more afraid of David. So Saul was David’s enemy continually.

  3. Once again I find myself catching up due to reading these chapters and then falling asleep. But anyway…..David and Jonathan’s relationship is truly touching and it will be interesting to see how God uses it to promote His will in both of there lives. How rare a relationship like this is and how cherished when it happens. And how clearly juxtaposed this is to the destructive nature of Saul’s jealousy…to both he and David! It is interesting that Saul is prophesying and then in the next moment filled with rage…I welcome a conversation about this. But Saul’s jealousy we see is somewhat warranted since God’s hand was on David and not on Saul. If we ever find ourselves in that place, the important thing is to correct our relationship with God and not try to destroy the one we are jealous about. But Saul allows his heart to continue to be darkened and he bears the repercussions of that. The noble and humble heart of David on the other hand is revealed by God’s blessing on his life as well as his recognition that it is not fitting for him to marry the king’s daughter. It is only after Saul and his officers push the issue that David accepts becoming the king’s son in law. I guess Michal was worth it since David got double the amount of foreskins necessary.

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