1 Samuel 20:1-21:15
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Great readings about Jonathan & David today! 1 Samuel 20 verse 13 today seems to indicate that Jonathan realizes that David will be the king after his father Saul: "May the LORD be with you as he used to be with my father." Verse 17 is beautiful - "For Jonathan loved David as much as he loved himself." Who are people in your life that you love as much as you love yourself? Do you think that there should be people in your life that you love as much as you love yourself? Do you love Jesus as much as you love yourself? Do you think that God loves you as much as He loves Himself?
Below is the artist Rembrandt's take on Jonathan & David from possibly verse 41: "Both of them were in tears as they embraced each other and said good-bye, especially David."
In First Samuel 21 as David is fleeing from Saul, we read verse 6 which Jesus refers to in the New Testament - "So, since there was no other food available, the priest gave David the holy bread--the Bread of the Presence that was placed before the LORD in the Tabernacle. It had just been replaced that day with fresh bread." Jesus uses this incident to illustrate the principle that the ceremonial law was not to be viewed in a legalistic manner in Matthew chapter 12 verses 3 & 4 - "Haven't you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests." I love verse 13! David is definitely a good actor - "So he pretended to be insane, scratching on doors and drooling down his beard."
Worship Video: Today's readings reminded me of Phil Wickham's song "Safe:"
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