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Old Testament Overview - JONATHAN AND DAVID
(A Standard for Christian Friendship—I Samuel)

Their common heart:

1. They both had a big God:  Jonathan (14:4-6); David (17:26, 36-37, 45-47).
2. They both were courageous: Jonathan (14:4-14); David (17:32).
3. They both were successful military commanders: Jonathan (13:3, 14:4-14); David (18:5-7, 13-16, 24-27, 30).
4. They both submitted to God and His anointed: Jonathan (19:4-5, 20:13,
23:15-18); David (24:5-7, 10, 26:9-11, 16, 23).

They were friends from their first meeting:

At their first meeting (17:57-18:1), Jonathan immediately realized that they were one in heart.

They committed themselves to each other:

1. Jonathan gave David his royal attire so that David would be at home in the presence of royalty (18:4).
2. Though Jonathan knew that David would succeed Saul as king and not him, he warned David that his father Saul was trying to kill him (19:2); and he defended David before his father (19:4-6).
3. Jonathan is wiling to do anything for David (20:4).
4. Jonathan and David made an oath of love toward each other (20:8, 14-17, 42). They both resolved to seek God's best for the other person—this is Christian friendship.
5. They both put the other first before themselves: Jonathan (23:15-18); David (II Sam. 1:25-27).

Old Testament Overview Studies

Old Testament Overview
Table of Contents
Old Testament Overview Outline
Old Testament Overview Genesis
Old Testament Overview Exodus to Deuteronomy
Old Testament Overview Furniture of the Tabernacle
Old Testament Overview Dress of Priests and High Priest
Old Testament Overview Dress of High Priest
Old Testament Overview Canaan: What Can it Teach Us?
Old Testament Overview Israel, God's Kingdom
Old Testament Overview Moses—Failure the Backdoor to Success
Old Testament Overview The Mosaic Covenant
Old Testament Overview The Ten Commandments
Old Testament Overview The Offerings
Old Testament Overview Uncleanness
Old Testament Overview The Priesthood
Old Testament Overview The Festivals
Old Testament Overview The Nazirite Vow
Old Testament Overview Joshua to Ruth
Old Testament Overview Prophecies of the Redeemer—Genesis to Ruth
Old Testament Overview I and II Samuel
Old Testament Overview Saul and David Compared
Old Testament Overview Jonathan and David Compared
Old Testament Overview The Davidic Covenant
Old Testament Overview I And II Kings
Old Testament Overview Israel's and Judah's Kings
Old Testament Overview Divided Kings who Divided
Old Testament Overview Criticisms of God's Actions in the Old Testament
Old Testament Overview Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
Old Testament Overview Ruth and Esther Compared
Old Testament Overview Job to Song of Solomon
Old Testament Overview Proverbs: Wise Man or Fool?
Old Testament Overview Isaiah
Old Testament Overview Jeremiah
Old Testament Overview Daniel
Old Testament Overview Hosea
Old Testament Overview Joel
Old Testament Overview Amos
Old Testament Overview Obadiah
Old Testament Overview Jonah
Old Testament Overview Micah
Old Testament Overview Nahum
Old Testament Overview Habakkuk
Old Testament Overview Zephaniah
Old Testament Overview Haggai
Old Testament Overview Zechariah
Old Testament Overview Malachi