So I figure that should be our takeaway for today. Sin divides. It separates relationships and causes rifts in our connection with God. Sin Divides.
Jon: Bradon, you would say we are good friends right?
Bradon: I would, although I am always nervous when you start out questions like that…
Jon: Well I am going to leave you on a cliffhanger, but I want to talk about friendship in our next episode!
Bradon: Not helping the nerves but okay!
About the Story
Bradon: You said you wanted to talk about friendship – can we do that – are you firing me as a friend?
Jon: No Way! I like you too much! As I read through this chapter though it does seem to point out two kinds of friendships or relationships. We see Jonathan and Sauls’s relationship with David look very different!
Bradon: I agree! A quick recap of our story from a few weeks ago – We met David, a small, young boy, who defeated a Gaint and who was anointed to be the next King – the King who would replace Saul as King, just as Samuel the prophet had warned. Does Saul know the situation at this point?
Jon: Saul does not know David has been anointed as the next King but Samuel has predicted that his time as King will come to an end and that someone better than he will take his place. Saul is on the lookout for who that person might be and he does suspect David, but remember David is young and is a long shot to being the next King.
Bradon: Ah good to know – Saul wants to get to know David better at this point and we also will see him introduce Jonathan, his son to David.
Bradon: So I figure that should be our takeaway for today. That Sin divides. It separates relationships and causes rifts in our connection with God.
Jon: That’s good. We see it here apply to David and Saul, and we have read lots of other stories where sin created a division between God and many people or even God and one specific person.
Bradon: The longer we let sin live unchecked in our lives the more isolated from God and others we will begin to feel.
Jon: couldn’t agree more!
Bradon: so just to restate it, Sin divides.