A loyal friend is a precious pearl
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, than
to lay down one’s life for his friends.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for
was loyal to God and to his friends. His friendship with David is one
of the great models for friendship found within the Bible. Jonathan’s
ultimate loyalty started with God. Because of his strong relationship
with God, Jonathan was able to gain God’s wisdom when he was caught
in a terrible spot between his father and David.
Jonathan is a strong example for us to follow. He was an unselfish and
true friend. Friends like Jonathan are difficult to find. If you have
a friend who isn’t selfish and is loyal to your relationship, make sure
you go out of your way to express your appreciation. Friendships like
this are definitely worth keeping!
Additional Verses for Study: 1 Samuel 18:1-4; Ruth 1:16, Job 6:1; Proverbs
17:17; 18:24; 27:9-10; 1 Peter 4:8