Saul the King The Hebrew people really wanted a king, so they would be like other nations. Saul was chosen as the king. He started out very faithful and loving God. He was a good king in the beginning. But then he left God and separated himself from God and God’s blessings.
David David loved God very much, and because he loved God, he was near Him and received God’s blessings Remember that: God invites all of us to be near Him and love Him and get His blessings. It’s up to me to get close to God and His blessings
David and Goliath David was a shepherd and God was with him. David was successful. David defeated Goliath, and everybody was very happy. Saul even invited him to stay with him and his son Jonathan.
Jealousy Some Israelite girls from the city were celebrating the defeat of Goliath, and Saul heard their singing, and he became jealous of David. Instead of loving him, King Saul hated David. Saul was VERY jealous, he even tried to kill David. Now David and Jonathan became very close. Jonathan felt that David was the only one who would be a sincere friend.
David and Jonathan Although Jonathan was the Crown Prince, he knew that the Lord chose David to be King and he did not envy him but he desired to be his friend all the days of his life.
David and Jonathan To show his love for David, Jonathan gave David his cloak and sword together with his bow and girdle. Jonathan loved David and wanted to give him everything.
Do you see the difference between Saul and Jonathan? Saul just cared about himself, but Jonathan cared very much for David. Saul felt competition with David for being a King, but Jonathan went to the point of giving his possessions to David. We should be the type of friends that Jonathan was to David. He loved him unselfishly He defended him He was willing to sacrifice for him He did not abandon him when others did.
Conclusions Loyalty, would we betray our friends? So many people not good friends today, they care about being cool Even if you lose friends because of God, you will be granted SO many more Two aspects to remember from today I have to be a good friend to others! I have to choose my friends wisely!
Conclusions I have to remember that being a Christian means that Christ and I are very close friends. I tell Him how I’m feeling, all my secrets, what’s in my heart I enjoy speaking to Him, and I want to hear His voice in my life
Application Call friends that you didn’t see today or tomorrow, say hi, tell them you miss them, show that you care, invite them to come church or Sunday school.