Jonathan's Love For David        

I Samuel 18:1


     Saul's son, Jonathan, was a remarkable man. Grace had made him a man of much greater character than his father. He was a man of remarkable faith and courage (I Sam. 14:6-14).He was a man of self-sacrificing generosity and loyalty, gentle and gracious. And he was a man of magnanimous love (I Sam. 18:1-3). Knowing that David was God's chosen, anointed king, Jonathan wanted him to be king, though the only way David could wear the crown would be for him to die. How I pray for grace to love God's elect as Jonathan loved David, "as his own soul!"



Don Fortner