Story of David - Day 22

I Samuel 18:4 – “And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.”

In 1 Samuel 18:4, we witness a powerful act of friendship between Jonathan and David. Jonathan, the son of King Saul, recognized the depth of his friendship with David and expressed it in a profound way. He gave David his own robe, garments, sword, bow, and girdle.

Jonathan's gesture symbolizes not just friendship but also selflessness. He willingly let go of his possessions to bless his friend. This act reminds us of the selflessness and sacrificial love that Jesus teaches us. In John 15:13, Jesus said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Jonathan, in a smaller but meaningful way, exemplified this kind of love by laying down his possessions for David.

Let's reflect on this passage and think about how we can be more giving and selfless in our friendships.

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