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    by Jan Couns

Bible and Quote - November 5-9
Date Posted: January 22, 2021

Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David . Now Jonathan . caused David to vow (in agreement with the covenant), because he loved him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul. 1 Samuel 20:1

The value of a friend comes and goes, but mutual commitment holds the relationship together.

(after Jonathan sets up a plan to warn David to flee or stay, he says). And as for (our covenant of friendship), indeed the Lord be between you and me forever." 1 Samuel 20:23

Man's ways are variable, but God's ways are everlasting. Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-92) English preacher Baptist

Then Saul's anger was aroused against Jonathan (and said), as long as (David) lives on the earth, you shall not be established, nor your kingdom. Now therefore, send and bring him to me, for he shall surely die. 1 Samuel 20:30,31

There is no evil that does not offer inducements. Avarice promises money; luxury, a varied assortment of pleasure; ambition, a purple robe and applause. Vices tempt you by the rewards which they offer. Seneca

And Jonathan answered Saul his father (who had just finished criticizing and belittling him), . ‘Why should (David) be killed? What has he done?" 1 Samuel 20:32

The best way to avoid distractions is to be clear about what really matters. Lifeway, Explore the Bible, Winter 2006

(After) Saul hurled his spear at him (for defending David) . Jonathan (left) in fierce anger, .for he was grieved for David, (and) because his father had dishonored him. 1 Samuel 20:33,34

Now and then a man should be shaken to the core with indignation over things evil. Henry Ward Beecher

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