Saul had such a jealousy toward David, that he wanted to kill him. David was more successful at defeating the enemies than Saul. Saul knew this would mean that David would succeed him as king. Jonathan was in the tough position of being David’s mediator to his own father, whom he still had his own loyalties to. There are times when we need to stand up to someone we love and ask for mercy and grace, like Jonathan did for David.
1. When is a time you had to stand up to a family member or a friend to ask for mercy and grace on behalf of another?
2. How did it go? Was it challenging? Would you do anything different?
Challenge: This week, pray and look for a moment where you can mediate on a friend’s behalf for forgiveness. Take action when the time presents a chance to help them in this way.
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