Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn loyalty to each other in the Lord’s name. The Lord is the witness of a bond between us and our children forever.” [1Samuel 20:42 NLT]
Much has happened since that day when David overcame the giant. David has become famous. More famous than Saul. The king is jealous of that fame and seeks to kill young David. In spite of Saul's hatred, his son Jonathan has developed a loving friendship with David that puts him at odds with Saul.
As Saul seeks to kill David, Jonathan chooses to follow the dictates of his heart rather than the edicts of the king. An example of how we must always choose to be loyal to good so that evil does not prevail. We must be loyal to what we know to be true in our heart instead of what make sense to our heads.
Teach us about loyalty Lord Jesus. Help us to always choose you when our head wants to choose another.
... this devotion is part of a series about King David.