Jonathan and David illustrate the sweetness of a true friendship. The Bible records an intimate and immediate bond between them (1Samuel18:1). They kept their friendship alive by demonstrating their loyalty to each other (18:3; 20:16, 42; 23:18) as well as nurturing it by expressions of concern.

In a world where most relationships are about what we can get, let us be the type of friends who focus on what we can give. Jesus, our perfect friend, demonstrated for us that “greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John15:13).

May we be willing to love, give and serve