DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 11 December 2018 – More Than A Friend written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TOPIC: More Than A Friend
TEXT: 1 Samuel 20:35-42
KEY VERSE: “And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city”
(1 Samuel 20:42).
DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 11 December 2018 MESSAGE:
Genuine friendship can only thrive with loyalty, truthfulness, selflessness and sacrifice. Friendship, conjugal relationship and brotherly companionship with divine import and genuine impact are built on these worthy building blocks.
A story was told of a couple who was in a sinking cruise on the high seas. They managed to reach a life boat only to discover that there was only one space left. The wife conceded the space for the husband who jumped into the boat while the wife shouted only one sentence “take care of our child”. On the surface, it would look like an irrational decision but back home, the wife had been diagnosed with a terminal disease and the chance of the survival of their only child rested on the survival of the husband. DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 11 December 2018
In our text, David had hinted his friend Jonathan that Saul, his father, had plotted to kill him (David). This was hard for Jonathan to believe hence he asked for time to verify this and they agreed on a sign from Jonathan to confirm or refute the suspicion. Jonathan was not only a dependable friend; he was also prompt, truthful, loyal and selfless. He did not aid his father’s bid to assassinate David his friend, even when it was ostensibly for Jonathan’s sake so that David would not compete with him for the throne.
DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 11 December 2018 written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
In Jonathan, we find the ideal characteristics of friendship, devoid of hypocrisy, selfishness, tribal or fraternal biases, not blinded by jealousy, inordinate ambition and self-gratification. This wonderful virtue should be the desire of all who claim to love the Lord and want to see Him in the end.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A friend in need is a friend indeed.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Romans 14-16
Thanks for reading today’s DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 11 December 2018 – More Than A Friend written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi.
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