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The Topic of Chuck Swindoll Daily Devotional 23 Rd September 2023 Is “A Kindred Spirit”.
Scriptures: 1 Samuel 18:1–4
After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David. From that day on Saul kept David with him and wouldn’t let him return home. And Jonathan made a solemn pact with David, because he loved him as he loved himself. Jonathan sealed the pact by taking off his robe and giving it to David, together with his tunic, sword, bow, and belt. (1 Samuel 18:1–4)
God knew that David needed an intimate friend to walk with him through the valley that was ahead of him. Intimate friends are rare in life. Often we have only one, occasionally two, usually not more than three in our entire lives. There’s something about an intimate friend that causes your souls to be knit together. It’s what we call a kindred spirit.
You don’t have to beg a close friend for a favor, which was certainly the case with Jonathan. “Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, including his sword and his bow and his belt” (1 Samuel 18:4).
He wanted to give David something that belonged to him and was meaningful to him. Friends do that. They’re never stingy with their possessions. Later, Jonathan says to David, “Whatever you say, I will do for you” (20:4). That’s the promise of an intimate friend. You can hardly impose on an intimate friend. He doesn’t keep score. An intimate friend is there to assist whenever and in whatever way is needed. Unselfishness prevails.
An intimate friend is a loyal defense before others. He’s not a fair-weather friend. He won’t talk against you when you’re not around. It says, “Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father” (19:4). That was very significant, because Saul was not only the king and Jonathan’s father, but also, by that time, Saul had determined to be David’s enemy. Yet Jonathan stood up to his father and said, “Dad, you’re wrong about David.” In fact, he not only defended his friend, he also rebuked his father for his attitude toward David.
What a friend Jonathan was! No pettiness, no envy, no jealousy. After all, Jonathan, as Saul’s son, might have been the heir apparent. He might have wanted the praise of the people, yet here was this kid from the hills of Bethlehem, garnering all of it. Still, Jonathan stood in defense of his friend against his own father, who was ready to take David’s life. This is what we might call bottom-line theology. This is putting shoe leather to your belief, to your faith. He stood in his defense because he was his friend.
About Chuck Swindoll Daily Devotional “Today’s Insight”.
Today’s Insight is written by Chucks Swindoll. Chuck Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God’s Word and His grace. Since 1988 he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Texas, but his listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. The radio broadcast of this devotional program has aired for more than 35 years. Read more.
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