Always Second – #13
Jonathan remained loyal. He had made a commitment to David based on his relationship with the Lord and even after Jonathan’s worst fears were realized, he still remained loyal. Read 1 Samuel 20:35-42.
Now it came about in the morning that Jonathan went out into the field for the appointment with David, and a little lad was with him. He said to his lad, “Run, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot.” As the lad was running, he shot an arrow past him. When the lad reached the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan called after the lad and said, “Is not the arrow beyond you?” And Jonathan called after the lad, “Hurry, be quick, do not stay!” And Jonathan’s lad picked up the arrow and came to his master. But the lad was not aware of anything; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter. Then Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad and said to him, “Go, bring them to the city.” When the lad was gone, David rose from the south side and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times. And they kissed each other and wept together, but David wept the more. Jonathan said to David, “Go in safety, inasmuch as we have sworn to each other in the name of the Lord , saying, ‘The Lord will be between me and you, and between my descendants and your descendants forever.'” Then he rose and departed, while Jonathan went into the city.
1 Samuel 20:35-42 NASB
Jonathan uses the method that they had come up with to tell David that his life is not safe. Then they have a chance to speak one last time and Jonathan uses this to reconfirm his commitment to David and to the Lord’s annointed.
Are we committed to the Lord, no matter what the situation we face or the news that we learn?