Then Jonathan (king Saul’s son) made a covenant with David (a shepherd) because he loved him as himself. 1 Samuel 18:3

Despite the social and cultural differences, we (Christians) have a bond that is stronger than flesh and blood. “The Voice of the Lord” Lewis and Harriet Lederer Foundation, Inc. Messianic Jewish Publishers

And Jonathan (dressed as a prince) took off the robe that was on him and gave it to David (who was dressed as a shepherd), with his armor, even to his sword and his bow and his belt. 1 Samuel 18:4

.the richsaint cannot be true in his communion with his poor brethren unless of his substance he ministers to their necessities. Charles H. Spurgeon (1834 - 1892) English preacher Baptist

Whatever Saul gave David to do, he did it--and did it well. So well that Saul put him in charge of his military operations. Everybody, both the people in general and Saul's servants, approved of and admired David's leadership. 1 Samuel 18:5

Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. O'Conner, Sandra Day

(angry Saul said, the people) have ascribed to David (greater victories than me over the enemy). Now what more can he have but the kingdom?" So Saul eyed David from that day forward. 1 Samuel 18:8,9

The resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done to them but from the sense of their inadequacy and impotency. Eric Hoffer (American Writer, 1902-1983)

In everything (David) did, he had great success, because the Lord was with him. 1 Samuel 18:14

They never sought in vain that sought the Lord aright. Robert Burns, (1759–1796)