42 Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘The Lord is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.’” -1 Samuel 20:42
Jonathan stood next in line as king of Israel. Only David stood in the way. But there was one thing that kept Jonathan and David together regardless of the politics. It was their friendship.
These two men shared a friendship that is often missed today. Rather than mere acquaintances, these men lived as brothers, committed to one another to the point of death.
Those who read their story today often long for a similar brotherhood. How can people, especially men, share in a similar friendship today? It is a commitment, an allegiance. Further, it is a commitment based on relationship to God. This is the power of genuine friendship.
Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.