While David was at Horseh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life. And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” The two of them made a covenant before the LORD. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh. ~ 1 Sam. 23: 15-18
This read is my pick of the week. David is on the run. Exhausted. Afraid for his life. Unable to land anywhere for long due to a jealous King notorious for tempter tantrums and demands for attention. Personally, I think David is tired of running, maybe even ready to turn himself in. Exhaustion will lead to some pretty crazy decisions. In the middle of the fear and chaos, however, Jonathan shows he’s a master of excellent timing. For a brief interlude, David’s good friend enters the fray and gives him a little strength to keep going.
I’ve been lucky enough to have a handful of Jonathan’s who’ve come to my rescue when I needed it most. Like a big glass of water on a hot day, they infused me with enough juice to keep going.
I bet you’ve had a couple friends like that, too. If so, tell them about it. Take the time to let each one know the difference they’ve made. Then, after you’ve spilled a little gratitude, find someone else who’s hunkered down in a cave and pour out a little of that overflow into someone else.
- Day 106 (Monday): Psalm 52, Psalm 56, Psalm 120, Psalm 140-142
- Day 107: 1 Samuel 25-27
- Day 108: Psalm 17, Psalm 35, Psalm 54, Psalm 63
- Day 109: 1 Chronicles 10, Psalm 18, 1 Samuel 28-31
- Day 110: Psalm 121, Psalm 123-125, Psalm 128-130
- Day 111: 2 Samuel 1-4
- Day 112: Psalm 6, Psalm 8-10, Psalm 14, Psalm 16, Psalm 19, Psalm 21