The True Test of Genuine Friendships (1 Samuel 23:16-18)Pastor Justin Pratt, August 7, 2016
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
Jonathan and David had a true, genuine friendship that stood the test of time. Jonathan's own father, King Saul, wanted to kill his friend David. But Jonathan stood up for David, challenging his own father, and even gave David warnings that he should flee and hide. He protected his friend, and they made a covenant to remain friends for life and take care of each others' families.
Do you have that type of friend in your own life? If you have even one person that you would call a true friend, then you are a blessed person. True, genuine, Biblical friendships are hard to come by and are one of the greatest blessings that God can give us on this Earth.
If you do have such a friendship, we encourage you to reach out to them today and let them know just how much you love and appreciate them.
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1 Samuel 23:16-18
16And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God. 17And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth. 18And they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house. (KJV)