It's no wonder that Jonathan and David were such kindred spirits.
1. Both Jonathan and David deeply respected God-given authority:
Jonathan showed respect for his father Saul despite Saul's poor character.* (Ephesians 6:2-3)
David showed respect for King Saul as God's appointed king (Romans 13:1-2). Despite Saul's attempts to kill and discredit David, David refused to dishonor Saul (1 Samuel 24:1-13).
2. Both Jonathan and David deeply respected God's ability to do the impossible.
Before Jonathan and his armor-bearer defeated the whole Philistine army, Jonathan said,"Nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!" (1 Samuel 14:6 NLT)
Before killing Goliath, David said, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies ...he will put all of you in our power.”" (1 Samuel 17:45-47 NLT).
These qualities may seem unrelated, but they both result from a deep respect for God and His Word. What kind of faith do you have in these areas?
* If you read the life of Jonathan in Scripture, you will find that Jonathan disapproved of some of his father's choices and rescued David from being murdered by his father, but he fought loyally alongside Saul until his death.
Don't miss the Bite Size Bible Study about this devotion. It also contains information to refute the ridiculous myths that Jonathan and David were homosexual.