Christian Devotional – August 31, 2020

Always Second – #15

Jonathan dies. Saul had disobeyed the Lord again and as a result was told that he and his 3 sons would all die in the same day. Sure enough, God fulfills his word. Read 1 Samuel 31:1-2.

Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. The Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua the sons of Saul.
1 Samuel 31:1‭-‬2 NASB

Even though Jonathon was committed to David, he was committed to God first. By being committed to God, he continued to fight with the Israel people and to try to help them overtake the Philistines. He also continued to be as obedient to his father as he could be. Unfortunately, God’s plan for Jonathan did not include him living to see David become the ruler of the land.

God has a plan for each one of us, and that plan includes the number of days that our life will contain. God knows when our life will be over. Are we continuing to be obedient to him in every area while we still have breath?

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