1 Samuel 18:1-4 NLT
After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David. From that day on Saul kept David with him and wouldn’t let him return home. And Jonathan made a solemn pact with David, because he loved him as he loved himself. Jonathan sealed the pact by taking off his robe and giving it to David, together with his tunic, sword, bow, and belt.
Reflection . . .
David’s friendship with Jonathan was strong and though he was Saul’s son, they had become the best of friends. To make a solemn pact with someone as they did is a very serious thing. It signifies a promise to have one another’s back no matter what happens. Jonathan even seals the pact by giving him the very things that were for protection and safety — the very essence of their bond in friendship!
Do we have a friend we can trust with our lives, someone who is such a good friend that that person would protect us and keep us safe if need be? Perhaps you are in need of that kind of friendship, a “kindred spirit” if you will. Why not ask the Lord to bring such a friend into your life and then commit to being that kind of friend to them. Often our friendships are fairly shallow and we don’t like to be vulnerable and show our weakness. That doesn’t matter amongst friends who are true friends!