This week’s lesson is about a genuine love relationship between two friends; David and Johnathan. Also, about loyalty and justice. Johnathan’s father King Saul ordered his men to assassinate David, but Jonathan heard it, warned David, spoke with his father and reported back to David his findings. Johnathan’s love for David enabled him to confront his father for the evil he planned in his heart towards David. Johnathan reminded his father King Saul of how David risk his life to kill the Philistine giant and how the Lord brought a great victory to all Israel. As a result, you saw it and rejoice also. Johnathan spoke with his father about David, saying many good things about him. The king must not sin against his servant David, he never done anything to harm you. He’s always helped you in any way he could.
Church, as Christians, our loyalty to others must be align with biblical principles. One must be willing to call to the offender’s attention of their wrong. If we don’t confront the offender, we do a disservice to them. Johnathan addressed his father because he planned to harm an innocent person all because of his jealousy towards Davis growing popularity among the people. We must ask ourselves the question; is it right or wrong and do something about it. Our goal and aim should be to honor God with our lives.