Follow God and be Loyal
Bradon: Have you ever had to make a difficult decision about whom you would be loyal to?
Jon: It sounds like you have a story for us to hear.
Bradon: I have had a few moments, and I’d like to share one.
Jon: Today, we will learn to follow God and be loyal!
About the Story
Bradon: Saul had a jealousy issue with David. Before this story, Saul tried to kill David twice by asking him to attack a fierce enemy. Each time David was successful he came back with celebrations. Saul gave David his daughter Michal to him in marriage.
Jon: Saul was Jealous of David and was afraid that David would one day take his throne and be King. We find today’s story in 1 Samuel Chapters 19 and 20.
Bradon: Jonathan had a tough decision to make. Would he be loyal to his father or his best friend, David?
Jon: While he chooses to be faithful to his friend David we know that he was furious with his dad, King Saul, for his intention to kill David. Jonathan felt deeply hurt by it all. He should never have had to choose to betray his father and help David escape.
Bradon: Now, on the surface, you might think that Jonathan is choosing between David and King Saul, but there is more going on here.
Jon: That’s right, Jonathan was discerning what God wanted. He was doing his best to follow God, and in this scenario, it meant remaining loyal to David and honouring their friendship.
Bradon: This is our lesson today; no matter what difficulty you might encounter, follow God and be loyal. Be loyal to the ones who are also following God.
Jon: Saul was not following God, so Jonathan wisely chose to be loyal to David. So follow Jonathan’s example. Follow God and be loyal.