- Rannie Childress
December 17, 2020 - Daily Devotional
1 Samuel 20:42 (NIV): 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.'" Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.
Thursday is here, and we are well on our way to another Friday (closing in on another weekend). As you walk out this life, do you cherish your friendships? We sometimes find ourselves wondering how many friends we actually have. Some may be blessed with many, and some only a few. Is Jesus, your friend? I do not think that any friendships can be sustained without Jesus IN them. I don't mean religion. I mean Jesus through the Holy Spirit of our Heavenly Father.
As we read today's scripture together, may we reflect on this example of a friendship that was a lasting friendship from long ago. Let's read…….., "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..." Jonathan and David validated their friendship in the name of the LORD (God). They did this as s sign of sincerity and truth. Read on….., "' and between your descendants and my descendants forever.' Then David left, and Jonathan went back to town." Just as it is today, these two friends parted ways physically but remained very close friends until Jonathan's death. Spiritually they remained ONE in friendship and are still ONE to this day. How many friends do you have? Probably more than you realize. When our friendships are based in Jesus, they are real and meaningful.
Take a moment to meditate. Place your hands over your heart…..Breathe in…..Jesus, I AM Your friend……Breathe out…..Jesus, You are my friend……Breathe in …..Jesus, You walk with me and in me……Breathe out……Jesus, I love You.
Thursday here we are walking with You and in You Jesus.
Let's pray……, "Father, help us to BE the friend to those around us, as You are to us. Help us to be aware that we walk in You. Bless this day. Protect us and our families. We come to You in the name of Jesus." All together, say, "Amen."
Pray for one another.....
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